Born in Germany, Henri Korn was the son of Jewish-Polish immigrants, who had fallen in love with German culture. Young Henri was very much at home in Germany, until the autumn of 1938, when he was forbidden to go to school. Smuggled into Belgium, his life depended upon survival in a children’s home run by the fearsome Madame Jacqmotte, who pressured all those under her care to convert to Catholicism. This vividly told story has two main themes: the war experiences of one young boy and his continuing struggle to define his identity.
Makor Jewish Community Library
“In the autumn of 1938, an edict became law, which forbade Jewish children from attending Aryan schools. It caught up with me when I was nearly nine, in my third year of primary school.”