Alain Bornstein is a solicitor. He is fluent in German and French and, together with his wife Judith, edited his father’s Holocaust memoir, The Long Night, which was translated by his sister, Dr Noemie Lopian.
Dr Ernst Bornstein was born in Zawiercie, a city in the Silesian province of southern Poland, one of four children. He was a survivor of seven concentration camps and his was one of the first published survivors’ accounts. After the war he studied both dentistry and medicine at Munich University and was founder and chair of the Association of ex-Concentration Camp Inmates in Munich until his death aged 55 in 1978.