Walter Elkan obituary

My father, Walter Elkan, who has died aged 94, was an economist who specialised in African economies and was an adviser to governments and global organisations.He was born in Hamburg. His father, Hans Septimus Elkan, was a businessman and his mother, Maud (nee Barden), an avid pianist. Fleeing from nazism, he arrived in England in 1938; his mother and siblings also came to Britain, but at different times; his father had died previously. Continue reading...

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