Fred Barschak, nee Fritz Barschak, was born 1931 in Vienna. His father owned a kosher restaurant in Vienna, Restaurant Barschak. He was sent on the Kindertransport in 1938 and taken in by a Jewish foster family in Hull. He was evacuated to Swanland and came back to his initial foster parents in 1940. His parents and younger brother did not survive. Studied in Oxford and became property developer. Very involved in Holocaust related issues and the ‘Hampstead Stiebel’, a small synagogue near Finchley Road Underground Station.