Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Helen Stransky - January 31, 2008

Life in England

It says that you, you were guaranteed by Mrs. Laura Weinman.

That was my grandma.

And she already lived in England.

Mm-hm. Three times she went through Berlin--third time with enough money to get to London or to get to England.

You were given a personal guaranty by her as opposed to a financial deposit.

I guess so but I didn't know, I didn't know about all this until Inga Sadan came up with that page. I wasn't aware. I just thought it was our Uncle Richard that saved us and brought us to Canada but I didn't know about this until I was here.

So when you got to England...

You, you wanna--okay...

When you got to England...

Are you running it now?

Yes, I've turned it on. Um, you went to live with your...

My uncle and grandmother.

...uncle and grandmother and you were there for six months.

I'm not sure of the time span. I know that I had uh, my brother's papers show that we hit Quebec in 1940 and um, I know that we were in Liverpool um, Shepton Mallet which was the convent in England and uh, Liverpool in London and uh, another place starting with B but I don't remember the name.

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