Peter Gellhorn’s Early Life
Peter was born Hans Fritz Gellhorn in Breslau, Germany – now Wroclaw, Poland. His father, Alfred, was an architect and had fought in the First World War. In 1923, the family moved to Berlin where Peter learned the piano.
When the Nazis came to power, Alfred Gellhorn, being Jewish, was forced to flee. Peter, being half-Jewish, was able to remain with his mother, Else, and younger sister, An Elise.