Hans Peter, my father, was looking forward to the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. My father joined a swimming program with high aspirations, but was not allowed to continue his training as he was Jewish. The family deemed it best to emigrate around that time.
I’ve done a lot of travelling, but Melbourne is the place I have kept on coming back to. I’m fascinated by how it has changed—for better and for worse—but also by what somehow remains.
My passion for Carlton was indoctrinated in me since I was born, as my grandfather played for the club from 1946-1952 as a hard-working defender.
My Grandfather was born on 21 August 1901 the year our country became a Federation.