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Janet Wolff

refugees from Nazism, important though that was, is rarely highlighted in accounts of her life. hH It is just as likely, though, that my sister was named after my grandmother’s sister, Leonie. Or perhaps it was a fortuitous double naming for her and for Eleanor Rathbone. Leonie Kahn, née Schwarz, was born in Busenberg, in the Palatinate region of south-west Germany, on 30 August 1891. She was the youngest of the seven children of Sara Apfel and Jakob Schwarz. Tante Leonie [ 113 ] [ 114 ] Leonie had two older sisters – Rosa, born in 1872, and Bertha (my grandmother

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