I am a semi-retired clinical biochemist who has worked in in hospital laboratories all my career.
Gretl Shapiro, my mother, came to the UK as part of the Kindertransport. She was brought up by Quakers in England and came to Scotland after the war. She had a successful career as a ceramicist.
She was interviewed about her life at the time of the Glasgow Garden Festival and always said that she did not want to be remembered as a victim but as someone who made a successful life for herself in the country that had taken her in. This was a view that was expressed by many of the interviewees in the Gathering the Voices Project, so I hope that we have represented them truly and according to their wishes.