Escaping Nazi Germany

Hanna Nyman, Kindertrasport child (l) and Jill Hyman of the Surrey History Centre (r)
Hanna Nyman, Kindertrasport child (l) and Jill Hyman of the Surrey History Centre (r)
Hanna Nyman (l) and Jill Hyams of the Surrey History Centre (r) at the plaque unveiling for Rowledge House (hostel) in Farnham, Surrey.

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 once but knew that I’d like to try and tell her story afterwards. I believed that meeting her in person (in London by then) 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.

Published by juliamoore1

British/American Broadcast Journalist based in the UK with an international education.

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