Biography: Steven Mendelsson was born in 1926 in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland). With his brother, Walter, Steven grew up in a very cultured and musical family. Things were very comfortable until 1933 when Adolf Hitler came to power. Life now started to decline in Germany. Steven started to notice the changes especially around 1936 when his friends, shortly after the Olympic Games, ignored him.  In March 1939, a letter arrived informing Steven and Walter that they had secured a place on the Kindertransport. Steven and Walter left their parents behind to seek refuge in England. Their parents managed to secure passsage to England in September 1939 - 36 hours before war was declared on Nazi Germany.  

Other Information: Kindertransport

Testimony:  Steven's testimony can be viewed here