In harmony with pen and pencil, Andy Factor

Andy Factor’s multiple names encapsulate the story of his life. Born in Germany and named Adolf, with Jewish name Abraham Josef, he became Andre when seeking refuge in France and finally, Adrian know as Andy, when he came to Australia.

His happy childhood in Falkenstein was shattered when Hitler came to power and the family escaped, first to France and then, in 1939, to Australia.  A talented artist and musician, Andy managed to pursue his passions through the difficulties of escaping the horrors of Europe and then beginning a new life as a refugee in Melbourne.

His story, told by his daughters, is a heart-warming account of a rich and passionate life.