1. Steve was invited to speak in Hamburg several years ago to celebrate the publication of a book on "The Fate of Jewish Lawyers in Hamburg After 1933." At that event, he discussed his life in Hamburg from his birth in 1927 through August 1939, when his family was lucky to escape Germany and fly to England, just three weeks before the Germans began World War II. Steve's talk included a personal description of Kristallnacht – Nov. 9, 1938, when, throughout Germany, Jewish synagogues, homes, shops and other buildings were set on fire. Steve and his younger brother had spent the evening at a school because they thought that it would be safe, but when he returned home, his mother was in hysterics because his father, a leading lawyer, had been seized at his office and taken to a concentration camp. His father was released two months later but was told that unless he left Germany immediately, he would be returned to the concentration camp. In quick order, he closed down his law practice, said goodbye to his family and left for London. Several months later, Steve, his mother and his brother received their English visas and flew to London.