Dr Martin Kapel
Martin was born in 1930 in Leipzig, Germany. In 1938 he was arrested along with his mother and sister (his father had died of natural causes) and taken by train then foot to Poland. After eight months there, Martin and his sister were sent to Britain on the Kindertransport. Martin’s mother landed up in France but the effects of Nazi persecution meant that the family were not able to re-establish a close relationship and contact between mother and her children ended. Martin obtained a PhD in Chemistry and enjoyed a career in academia.
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