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1187, LO/534/484
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Anon., 1917 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Johnson, R, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Outlines family background as Jews in Berlin, Germany, wanting to be childrens' nurse and go to Palestine. Mentions difficulty of finding work in England. Describes Kristallnacht [attack on Jews, 1938], anti-Jewish laws effecting father's work, leaving Germany. Describes how left service with Manchester family who didn't treat her well, air raid in Yorkshire, writing to parents. Recalls surviving in Leicester with little money for food, generosity of Americans. Mentions son being born at Leicester General Hospital. Very brief mention of going to cinema/theatre, there being plenty of jobs.
Place of birth: Berlin, Germany
Education: To age 16
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Banker
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 10/4/1989
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Name withheld Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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