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Oral history interview with Mimi Ormond

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.37.18 | RG Number: RG-50.765.0018

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Mimi Schleissner Ormond, born in 1927 in Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia, describes attending German Catholic schools; not experiencing any antisemitism from her friends; attending a Czech school after the Nazis occupied her town; moving to the countryside, then Kolin, Czech Republic; being hidden by a Christian family; going to England on a Kindertransport in May 1939; living on a farm rented by the Jewish Agency; how more children came and they began sleeping in an abandoned castle; going to live with her uncle in London, England; studying to become a nursery school teacher; wanting to marry an American soldier; how her parents had escaped through Italy and gone to Palestine; how her mother would not give her permission to marry until she visited them; and her gratitude to those who saved Jewish children.

Interviewee
Mimi Ormond
Date
2006 October 31  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 DVD : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, Beachwood, Ohio www.shaareytikvah.org
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:45:03
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