Baruch Spergel was born in Poland but moved to Reichenberg, Czechoslovakia with his family where his sister, Zivia Fischler, was later born. Following the German annexation of the Sudenteland in 1938, the family moved to Prague. Their parents then arranged for Baruch to be sent to England on a transport organized by Nicholas Winton. Zivia was sent on a later transport, also organized by Winton. Both siblings lived with their aunt and uncle in London before being split up. Baruch was boarded at Gwrych Castle and then moved to London to work. He joined the British Army after the war. Zivia was sent to stay at several different schools and family members for the duration of the war. After the war the siblings moved to Palestine to be with their parents who both had survived the war.
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