Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember,
and I remember more than I have seen.
My paternal grandmother (child, standing), with her parents to her left, her sister, seated on floor, uncles and cousin. Magdeburg, 1888
My father, aged 10, in sailor suit, with his parents, grandmother, sister and aunt. Berlin, 1929.
My father playing the cello, left, with his father, Berlin, 1939, and, right, 74 years later, London, 2013.
My father with his parents, before leaving Germany, 1939
My maternal grandfather, Georg Cohn (1888-1938), travelling salesman. Died of a heart attack aged 50.
My maternal grandmother, Ilse Cohn, nee Kleemann (1897-1941). Deported and shot by Nazis in Kaunas, Lithuania
My mother (1921-2013), born Breslau, Germany, now Wroclaw, Poland
My mother, proud of her sergeant's stripes, British army intelligence corps, 1943
My parents, left, on their wedding day, June 1945, and, right, on my father's 91st birthday, March 2010