Eva Mayer Schay

Eva Mayer Schay was born to Jewish parents in Cologne, Germany, in 1931. During Hitler's rise to power, her parents immigrated to the island of Mallorca. After the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the family returned to Germany, where Eva's father was arrested. They moved to Italy, then South Africa, where Eva underwent her schooling, musical training, and university. Her father died on her fourteenth birthday, after the end of World War II. In 1953, she won a scholarship for violin studies...See more

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