Meriel Schindler

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Meriel Schindler is the author of The Lost Café Schindler- one family two wars and the search for truth, described by Philippe Sands, author of East West Street as ‘An extraordinary and compelling book of reckonings – a journey across a long, complex and deeply painful arc of history, grippingly told – a wonderful melding of the personal and the political, the family and the historical.’

Meriel spent the first fifteen years of her life growing up in central London before suddenly being moved to a convent school in provincial Austria. Five years later she moved back to the UK to study French and German at university and is now an employment lawyer, partner and head of a team at Withers, a law firm. Meriel was a trustee of Arvon for 8 years, and is married to husband Jeremy with three grown-up children.