Peter Nash was born under Nazi rule in Berlin in 1935. His childhood was spent in the shadow of anti-Semitism. In the wake of Kristallnacht in 1938 his family was issued an eviction notice stating that Jews and Aryans could not live under the same roof. In great fear of their lives, the family decided to escape Germany, finding that the only port to open to them was that of Shanghai, where they found refuge but nonetheless very difficult conditions. Peter’s memoir is entitled Escape from Berlin.