Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Ruth Federman - February 13, 2008


Ruth Federman was born Prostějov Czechoslovakia, spending her early years in Prague. Her mother attempted to send her to England on one of the last of Nicholas Winton's trains. Mrs. Federman's train was turned away and of the 250 children on the transport, only Mrs. Federman and one other passenger survived the Holocaust. Mrs. Federman's mother arranged passage to Palestine for her daughter. She arrived alone at the Port of Tel Aviv in December, 1939.

  1. Introduction
  2. Winton
  3. Family
  4. Childhood
  5. Childhood II
  6. Israel
  7. Religion
  8. German Annexation of Czechoslovakia
  9. Preparing for Escape
  10. Preparing for Escape II
  11. Preparing for Escape III
  12. Leaving Czechoslovakia
  13. Travel
  14. Arriving in Israel
  15. Life in Israel
  16. Life in Israel II
  17. Life in Israel III
  18. Writing
  19. Later Years
  20. Later Years II
  21. Lost Family
  22. After the War
  23. Memories
  24. Writing II
  25. Early Memories
  26. Conclusion

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