Jewish survivors of the Holocaust
Anonymous, 1932- (1 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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The Living Memory of the Jewish Community
Anonymous, 1932- (speaker, female)
Glassman, Gaby (speaker, male)
Part 1:Family background. How interviewee's mother made contact with people who later became interviewee's rescuers. Preparation for emigration. 20th of July 1939 arrival in England. Description of her home in Prague. Religious observance. Social contacts. School and relationship with parents.
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.