Three Czech Jews recall being brought to England by Nicholas Winton

Ruth Halova

"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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Alice Klimova

"My parent’s wedding was on 29 January 1922, in Prague. That same year, on 22 November 1922, my sister Emilie was born, and six years later, on 5 July 1928, so was I..."

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Dagmar Simova

"I don't know when and where my parents actually met. It must have been some sort of coincidence, when each of them was from a different part of the country. But their wedding took place in 1926 in Prague, at the Old Town Hall. At that time my father was already living and working in Strakonice, my mother moved there to be with him. I was born on 19th March 1928, and my sister Milena four years later, on 9th December 1932..."

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