Jewish survivors of the Holocaust
Anonymous, 1932- (4 of 9) The Living Memory of the Jewish Community
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Refugee from Nazi Europe
1988-11-10, 1988-11-17 and 1988-12-01
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Anonymous, 1932- (speaker, female)
Glassman, Gaby (speaker, male)
Part 4:"Knowledge" of the fate of her parents gathered from media. At age of twelve and a half was told that parents had not survived. Adoption. 1947 visit to Prague. Told by an aunt and uncle that her parents had died in a concentration camp. Life with foster family until the age of 15; when interviewee left school. From age 15 to 16 she studied in a local domestic science college.
Interviewee's note: Interviewee was born in Prague, in a non-practising Jewish family, agnostic. Detailed account of early life and childhood. German invasion of Czechoslovakia; Kindertransport. She arrived in England the 20th of July 1939. Description of a difficult life with foster family. 1947 visit to Prague and Terezin. She was told by aunt and uncle that her parents had died in a concentration camp. She became a nurse and trained as a psychiatric social worker at London School of Economics. She married a non-Jew. Discussion about her children's "Jewishness". Subsequent life and family, feelings about separation from her children. Hostility towards Germans, effect of Holocaust on her whole life.