Unlike millions of other Jewish people, Peter Nash survived the Nazi Holocaust.

Now 82, the Lane Cove North man has recounted his family’s remarkable journey of survival from Berlin to Shanghai and finally, on to Australia.

Mr Nash – born Nachemstein – was one of about 18,000 European Jews who escaped Hitler’s wrath by travelling to China.

His father Herbert made the decision to flee Germany with his wife Ingeborg and their son when Mr Nash was only three.

“There was a huge reluctance, particularly for the elderly, to escape,” the former textile worker said.

“It was well-known the crazy dictators fade away.

“It prevented a lot of the Jews from taking the urgent action of leaving

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