JOAN Salter was born in Belgium in the February of 1940 to Polish Jewish parents and was three months old when Belgium was invaded by the Germans. Her father was taken. Her mother carried Joan and her sister down through Paris, Vicii and eventually over the mountains into Spain. Joan was then sent to America to be fostered by a family where her name and background were changed. Her paternal parents survived the war and in 1947 she was reunited with them in England.
Organised by the students’ union’s History Society, Joan visited the university to share her experiences.
You can watch the interview by clicking here.
You can read a transcript of the interview here: waterfrontonline.co.uk