Saskia Tepe was born in 1954 in Germany. She and her mother emigrated to the UK in 1961 under the auspices of World Refugee Year 1959. She has taught Modern Languages, and worked in the whisky, computer and banking industries. Saskia speaks regularly in schools and to the general public about her and her mother’s remarkable experiences, as well as sharing her story alongside other testimony from those who escaped the terror of Nazi dominated Europe and found sanctuary in Scotland on www.gatheringthevoices.com. Since retiring to the U.S.A to travel full time, the opportunities to tell her story have broadened considerably. In 2017 she was one of the keynote speakers at the National Holocaust Memorial Day events held in Scotland.