Ernest was born in 1930 in the Jewish ghetto of Eisenstadt, Austria. The family moved to Vienna and from there Ernest was sent to England on the Kindertransport, while his younger brother Kurt stayed in Austria. Thankfully, his parents and brother managed to secure visas and followed Ernest just weeks later. The family settled in Leeds although Ernest’s father was interned on the Isle of Man for a year. Ernest enjoyed an international career with the opportunity to experience life in Zürich, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels and Budapest.
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