Hanna Nyman was a child when her mother arranged her escape from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport. She arrived in London by train and eventually settled in Farnham, Surrey. Over 10,000 European children escaped World War II in this way.
I’d only spoken to Hanna over the phone but I knew that I’d like to try and tell her story in longer form afterwards. I believed that meeting her in person would lead to a more authentic interview, giving her time to ponder what happened in her formative years. This was for local radio, hence the focus on Surrey at times.
Part 1: Hanna remembers leaving Germany and her family
Part 2: Hanna remembers what it was like in a new hostel in Surrey and reflects on the importance of Holocaust Memorial Day.