A personal note from Juliet Landau-Pope:

In 1907 my grandfather Hyman Poberevsky left his village near Kyiv to come to London. He was 18 years old, alone, fleeing Jewish persecution in Tsarist Russia. Two years later he was able to bring his parents and siblings to England. He settled in the East End of London, started a business renting out barrows and changed his name to Hyman Pope.

In 1938, as war loomed once more in Europe, my grandfather went door-to-door to find homes for children rescued from Poland by the Kindertransport. Among then was my beloved Auntie Esther who was adopted by my family.

I’m launching Spare Room Sorted to honour his memory.