Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Goldsmith, Ruth, 1916 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Kirrane, S, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Briefly outlines family background. Details the difficult situation for Jews in Germany after 1933 when Adolf Hitler came to power. Explains how husband's business links enabled them to enter United Kingdom. Describes how they settled in England, the outbreak of Second World War, being interned, appearing before tribunals, settling in Leicester. Describes the Jewish community in Leicester at the time. Mentions husband's company, Metalastic, and connection with John Bull Rubber Company. Briefly decribes traumatic visit to Frankfurt in 1946.
Place of birth: Frankfurt, Germany
Education: Grammar school, Frankfurt
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Businessman
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 7/12/1987
Playing time: 1 hr 20 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
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