After losing his entire family in the Holocaust, Robert Maxwell said he wanted to have as many children as possible to replace them.
He married Elisabeth in 1945 and over the next 16 years they had nine children, including Ghislaine, his youngest and favorite daughter.
The Maxwells’ firstborn was the victim of a serious car accident in 1961 when the driver fell asleep at the wheel. He was in a coma from which he never recovered and died eight years later at the age of 23.
Philippe, 71 years old
The couple’s oldest surviving child received a scholarship at 16-year-old Balliol College in Oxford after his father helped establish the Robert Maxwell scholarship. He moved to Argentina – to get away from “my