Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Ruth Federman - February 13, 2008


The following is an interview with Ruth Federman on February 13, 2008, in Tel Aviv, Israel. The interviewer is Sidney Bolkosky.

Could you tell me your name please, and where you were born.

My name is Ruth Federman, born Stecklemacher. It's a funny name. I was born in Moravia, in a town, which is called Prost...in Czech, Prostĕjov. But when I was two years old we moved to Prague, so I really am from Prague.

Um, before I ask you about what you remember about Prague before the war, tell me again your story about how you discovered that um, that you-are you the only survivor of that last...

No, there another girls-I mean girl. Another-but she's in a kibbutz, so I don't know where she is.

So there were two...

I can find her if you're interested.

This is the last of the Winton trains...


...that didn't go.

Yes, yes, yes.

Tell me about that again. How you, how you um, how you discovered that they were saying--Vera Gissing, for example had said that there were...

Yes, I read the book because I am also very interested in Holocaust and, and the children who survived, which I know here a few from Austria, from Germany, because we came with the--also called Kindertransport, to, to Palestine, yes? But uh, what was the question?

© Board of Regents University of Michigan-Dearborn