Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz, born in Berlin in 1915, emigrated with his mother to Scandinavia in 1935, where his first novel was published. The success enabled him to study at the Sorbonne in Paris. During longer stays in Belgium and Luxembourg, he wrote “The Passenger”, which was published in England in 1939 and a little later in the USA and France. Shortly before the start of the war, Boschwitz was interned in England as an “enemy alien” despite his Jewish background and taken to Australia, where he was put in a camp until 1942. On the return journey, his ship was torpedoed by a German submarine and sank. Boschwitz died at the age of 27, his last manuscript probably sank with him.