Community History Collection
Speaker: Kind, Anne, 1922 - 0, Interviewee, Female, Nurse, Fund raiser
Speaker: Carswell, Jeanne, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Outlines family background in Germany, family owning company in London, decision to move to UK in 1933. Describes journey, schools attended; mentions having more problems for being Jewish than German. Trained as nursery nurse when evacuated to Lubbenham Hall, Leicestershire, where describes conditions and having to return to London as 'friendly alien'. Outlines nursing training in Kettering, meeting and marrying husband within six weeks, living with in-laws in Leicester, death of father in Blitz. Talks of tracking down relatives' graves, anti-semitism before World War II, having to be quiet about friendship with best friend who was in Hitler Youth, best friend's experiences during war. Brief mention of relatives dying in Belson camp. Describes work at Leicester family planning clinic from 1954, move to St Peter's Health Centre in 1971/2, work as fund raiser for Leicestershire & Rutland Hospice (LOROS) from 1981. Mentions regarding Leicester as home, having subdued her 'continental ways'. Interviewed as part of Jewish Refugee Project.
Place of birth: Berlin, Germany
Marital Status: Widowed, Children:
Father's Occupation: Businessman
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Recording Date: 24/3/1998
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: CHCL
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