My mother-in-law, Liselotte Marshall, who has died aged 93, held German, US and British nationalities but felt most comfortable with the idea of being “stateless”, a description that suited her abhorrence of nationalism.

Born in Giessen, Germany, to Klara (nee Mayer) and Siegfried Rosenberg, who ran an apple-wine business, she spent most of her childhood in the Swiss Alps at a clinic in Leysin, near Montreux, where she was treated for bone tuberculosis from the age of three.

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