Tamara Sessler was born on August 11, 1928 in Vienna, Austria. On her tenth birthday she and her family escaped German-occupied Vienna for Prague. While in Prague, Tamara's mother arranged for Tamara and one of her sisters to be taken to England on Nicolas Winton's Kindertransport. The two were put in two foster families in Birmingham. When Tamara's family moved to Nottingham, Tamara moved into an orphanage. After she completed school, she became a hairdresser and prepared to make aliyah. She moved to Israel with her husband in 1949 where she remains today.
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