Jewish survivors of the Holocaust

Anonymous, 1932- (5 of 9)

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:30:29

  • Shelf mark

    C0410/007

  • Recording date

    1988-11-10, 1988-11-17 and 1988-12-01

  • Is part of (Collection)

    The Living Memory of the Jewish Community

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home

  • Interviewees

    Anonymous, 1932- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Glassman, Gaby (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Glassman, Gaby

  • Abstract

    Part 5: Parents' fate; interviewee's reaction to it. Foster family; identity after adoption. Adolescence; menstruation at eleven and a half. Her foster father was obstetrician and gynaecologist; sex education. Handling of anger. Religious development.

  • Description

    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.

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    Full transcript of the interview

  • Related links

    Voices of the Holocaust - link to learning materials based on the moving stories of Jewish Holocaust Survivors on the British Library Website

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Anonymous, 1932- (5 of 9)

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