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583, CH/077/0200
Community History Collection

Speaker: Anon., 1914 - 0, Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Carswell, J, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Describes death of family at hands of Denikin's (General in Imperial Russian Army) troops c.1919 during pogroms in Russia, threats against Jews, escape to Romania where stayed four years, arrival in England, 1923, to stay with Aunt & Uncle in London. Recalls unhappiness, not wanting to eat, school. Describes work as apprentice dressmaker, experience of being Jewish although not always being recognised as such; how met husband, a travelling salesman. Brief mention of wartime evacuation to Letchworth with children. Explains moving to Leicester to be with husband. Gives examples of dealing with prejudice. Describes work in Leicester with Eve Brown's dress shop, Leah Marks also. Interviewed as part of Jewish Refugee Project.
Place of birth: Russia
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Shoe trade
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered:
Language: English

Recording Date: 14/4/1998
Playing time: 2 hrs
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: CHCL
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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