Born: February 28, 1926 Leipzig, Germany
A Drastic Turn of Destiny
In Germany I was “Jewboy”; in Brussels I was “boche”; in France I was “undesirable”; in Portugal I was a “refugee”; and in Jamaica I was simply a non-entity… I was a pariah in an exploding world.
Margrit Rosenberg Stenge
Born: December 27, 1928 Cologne, Germany
News travels fast in the countryside, and when I started school many of the villagers knew that we were Jewish, although they really did not know what that meant.
Born: June 17, 1926 Leipzig, Germany
The officer inspecting my papers addressed me in German and in response I convincingly faked my lack of understanding. I was relieved that I was able to calmly withstand my first test in the art of deception, as many more tests of my nerves were yet to follow.