Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Hanna Ramras - January 26, 2008


Hanna RamrasHanna Ramras was born in Bratislava, Slovakia. When her father died, her mother returned to her home in Aussig, leaving Hanna in an orphanage in Bratislava. When the Germans took the Sudetenland, Hanna was moved to an orphanage near Prague where she was eventually transported to England via airplane. In England, she lived with a foster family and attended a boarding school before reconnecting with a cousin there. After the war, Hanna moved to Brazil where she got married and started a family. Eventually, she and her family moved to Israel where they still reside today.

  1. Introduction
  2. Life Before the War
  3. Life Before the War II
  4. Kristallnacht
  5. Religious Life
  6. Being Transported to England
  7. Arriving in England
  8. Life with Foster Parents
  9. Life with Foster Parents II
  10. Politics
  11. Germans Invade Sudetenland
  12. Start of War
  13. Finding Transport
  14. Religious Life in England
  15. Being Contacted by Family
  16. Experiencing Anti-Semitism
  17. Life in England
  18. Thoughts on Experience
  19. Thoughts on Israel
  20. Hearing About the Holocaust
  21. Leaving Foster Parents
  22. Family Life
  23. Fate of Mother
  24. Relationship with Foster Parents
  25. Moving to Brazil
  26. Moving to Brazil II
  27. Moving to Brazil III
  28. Learning Yiddish
  29. Sharing Story
  30. Life in Brazil
  31. Moving to Israel
  32. Returning to Slovakia
  33. Returning to Slovakia II
  34. Returning to Slovakia III
  35. Sharing Story II
  36. Sharing Story III
  37. Thoughts on Holocaust Museums
  38. Thoughts on Holocaust Museums II
  39. Conclusion

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