About Erna Philippsborn (Angres(s))
Erna Angres was born on 17 Apr, 1890, in Berlin, daughter of Ferdinand and Frederika Sharlota Angres. She was an accomplished violinist, playing in symphony orchestras. She married Georg Philippsborn and they had one son. She was interned by the Nazis in 1939, along with her son Fritz, but both were released through Georg's connections wth the Reich and boarded the SS Conte Verde for Shanghai. Erna was by then in an advanced stage of cancer and in extreme pain; Fritz had to carry her onto the ship and she died four months after arrival in the Shanghai Ghetto. Thanks to Prof. John Milfull of the University of N.S.W. for much of this information.