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We arrived in Waddesdon on 16 March 1939. The boys were living in a Residential Home for Jewish boys in Frankfurt and attended a Jewish day school where my father, Hugo Steinhardt, taught. After Kristallnacht he was taken to Buchenwald Concentration Camp. My older sister wrote to Lord Rothschild pleading for help. This resulted in the wonderful news of our rescue and my father’s release. James de Rothschild very kindly put the house ‘The Cedars’ at our disposal and we were able to spend some happy years in Waddesdon. The boys were educated at the village school and then at Aylesbury Grammar School. The only sad event was my father’s early death as a result of his illtreatment in the camp.