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.
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