Community History Collection
Speaker: Anon., 1922 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Doctor
Speaker: Carswell, Jeanne, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Details family background in Hamburg, Germany, grandfather a rabbi, father a doctor. Outlines being sent to school in England, 1936, father obtaining job in Leicester, entering general practice. Explains difference between settled Jewish community in Leicester and those who came later. Describes six month internment on Isle of Man. Details of medical career in various towns. Describes National Service in Hong Kong. Outlines how came to settle in Leicester, 1960. Explains lack of contact with local Jewish community. Talks about Judaism, lack of attendance at synagogues, tendancy for German Jews to think of themselves as superior to Polish or Russian Jews. Compares Jewish community's desire to suceed with that of Indian community.
Place of birth: Breslav, Germany
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Professor of Medicine
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Recording Date: 5/6/1998
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Name withheld Item Copyright: CHCL
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