Gertrud Luckner was born of a German family in Liverpool in 1900. Returning to Germany in 1931, she was shocked to see the influence of Nazi propoganda and decided to do something about it. Eventually she was arrested and taken to Ravensbruck concentration camp.
“I thought: ‘You must always comfort them. The only thing I can do is walk the way together with them.’ The whole thing had been so terrible – the deportations, one city after another – so that it really did not much matter any more what happened to me.”