Max Abraham, born in Berlin in 1913, was a technical teacher in Berlin's Association for the Promotion of Skilled Trades (ORT); ORT is a global Jewish organisation promoting education and training in communities worldwide. In 1939 Max came to England with his wife Hanni, and was initially interned at Kitchener Camp in Sandwich. He left the camp in December 1939 and later worked as a teacher at the ORT school in Leeds. Max's parents, Frieda and Leopold, were deported to Theresienstadt in 1943 and never returned. A tracing enquiry revealed that they were deported to Auschwitz in 1944, where they were probably murdered.