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Lore Weil was born in Prague in 1925 of Austrian Jewish parents. Her father Franz served during the First World War in an elite regiment of the Hapsburg army, was promoted to the rank of Oberleutnant and decorated by Emperor Karl. Lore's mother Angela was multi-lingual and had attended a 'finishing school' in England. Ironically, her father, something of an Austrian nationalist, was greatly disappointed when he returned home after WW1 to discover himself in the new state of 'Czechoslovakia'. ...more