Mode of Arrival:
Ursula Gilbert, nee Ursula Brann, was born 1923 in Berlin. Her father was a banker until the Wall Street crash in 1929. He then opened a Russian delicatessen shop. Ursula went to the ‘Haushaltsschule Lenitz’, outside Berlin, to prepare for emigration. Father was involved in the Jewish community and helped to organise the Kindertransport. She left Berlin on a Kindertransport on the 15th of March 1939. She first stayed with a religious family in London and then lived in various hostels and Boarding houses. During the war, Ursula did various ‘war works’. Her parents and sister stayed in Berlin until 1943 and were deported to Auschwitz. Her parents were very close friends of the last president (1940-1943) of the Jewish community in Berlin, Moritz Henschel. Ursula married in 1949 and has two children. She is a member of Belsize Square Synagogue.