12 May 1933
Training certificate issued to Walter Weissenberg by his driving school
At the time Walter Weissenberg was nearing the end of his law studies. He had begun studying in Freiburg in 1929 and then transferred to Berlin. There he had witnessed the Reichstag fire on 27 February 1933. As his wife, Judith, explained seventy years later, it proved a key experience in his life, prompting him to announce to his parents: “I have to get out of here.” Walter eventually withdrew from his final examinations in law and in June 1933 emigrated to England.