Isca Wittenberg was born 1923 in Frankfurt am Main. Her father, Dr. Georg Salzberger, was one of the liberal’ rabbis of Frankfurt (who had been a military chaplain during WWI). The family emigrated in April 1939. They had received a temporary visa guaranteed by friends of her father. Her father became the first rabbi of the ‘New Liberal Jewish Congregation’ (later Belsize Square Synagogue). During the war the family lived in Hemel Hampstead. Isca studied Social Sciences in Birmingham and later became a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She has two sons and lives in London.