Three Austrian Jews Recall the Kindertransport

Hannah Fischer

"My parents met in 1923 at the 13th Zionist Congress in Karlsbad. My mother was attending the conference as a journalist, and my father as a Rabbi for the Jewish Religious Community in Vienna. He was responsible for sermons in many Viennese hospitals. My mother was already 34 years old, an employed woman who had already been working for a long time as a journalist. She was a very emancipated woman. She had advanced schooling, completed vocational training, studied stenography and typewriting, and later became a journalist..."

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Kitty Suschny

"My parents were married on 9 September 1919. I don’t know where they were married, but we lived in Vienna in the 2nd district at Gaussplatz number 3. The other buildings on Gausspaltz were in the 20th district; number 3 was part of the 2nd district. There were many Jewish families in our building..."

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Lilli Tauber

"I was born on March 13th, 1927 in Rudolfinerhaus in Vienna's 19th district. My mother was already 42 years old when she got pregnant with me. I was a welcome surprise to the whole family, which was fairly big. My uncles and aunts were rather old at the time, and my cousins could have almost been my parents. I think they all enjoyed having me around. And my brother, who was 13 years older than me, loved me very much, too..."

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