Eva Rosenfeld remembers her mother, Margarete Neuberg Lepehne, who was born in Magdeburg,
Germany, in 1903, and died in Genova, Italy in 1939 of disease, possibly caused by
circumstances under which she was living with her family. After the family lost their
right to work in Germany, they had relocated to Italy. Lepehne’s son stayed behind
to stay in school and survived the war, but it was twenty-eight years before he ever
saw his sister Eva again.