Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Pumalis, Dzidra, 1929 - , Interviewee, Female, Nurse, clerical worker.
Speaker: Lee, Liza, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Tells of leaving Latvia due to Russian occupation in 1940/41, arriving in Berlin via Dante. Describes staying with relations, heading west and meeting Americans near Lubeck. Outlines progress through refugee camps to England in 1947 using European Voluntary Workers Scheme. Describes coming to Market Harborough, working in hospital where she became a nurse and transferred to Leicester Royal Infirmary. Talks about Latvian community in England: social life, problems assimilating, problems finding suitable work.
Place of birth: Latvia
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 27/1/1987
Playing time: 1hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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