Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Helen Stransky - January 31, 2008


Helen Stransky was born on May 16, 1934 in Prague Smíchov, Czechoslovakia. Following the German annexation of Prague, Helen and her younger brother were sent to England to be with their grandmother and uncle on the Kindertransport. After the war, Helen's grandmother and uncle moved the siblings to Canada. In Canada, Helen was taken care of by three foster families before moving to Los Angeles to live with an aunt. Eventually Helen moved to Israel where she resides today.

  1. Introduction
  2. Kindertransport
  3. Fate of Parents
  4. Life Before the War
  5. Kindertransport II
  6. Life in England
  7. Moving to Canada
  8. Family
  9. Life with Foster Families
  10. Life During the War
  11. Learning about the Holocaust
  12. Relationship with Family
  13. Moving to Israel
  14. Life of Brother
  15. Returning to Czechoslovakia
  16. Relationship with Brother
  17. Jewish Identity
  18. Memories
  19. Memories II
  20. Learning about the Holocaust
  21. Finding Religion
  22. Finding Religion II
  23. Finding Religion III
  24. Finding Religion IV
  25. Reparations from the War
  26. Conclusion

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