THE STORY OF THE SQUARE

Kindertransport Memory Quilt Square

Quilt 2, Square 17

Artist:  Lillyan Rosenberg (nee Cohn.Haberstadt)

Which town and country did you come from?
Germany

When did you leave?
1938 or 1939

How old were you when you left?
10-1/2

Did any of your siblings leave with you and if so, how old were they?
My brother came alone; he was 15

Where did you go in England?
I lived with guardians

Who took care of you in England (family, hostel, school, or other)?
A non-Jewish family. I am still in touch with their grand-daughter (who was born after I came to the U.S.)

How old were you when you left the institution or family to fend for yourself?
I was at a Hostel — THE BEACON — went to Art school.

Did any of your family survive the war and if so, who?
No, I never saw my parents again.

Were you reunited with any of your family after the war and if so, with whom? None.

Why and when did you leave England and where did you go?
My brother said — it was our parents wish that we go to America. An uncle gave us the affidavit.

Comments that you feel would be of interest to young people:
I am married, have 2 sons, both are doctors, 2 daughter-in-laws and 3 grandchildren. I work with German Tourists as a Tour Manager. I have retained the German language and am making the best use of all of these attributes.

Lillyan Rosenberg (nee Cohn. Halberstadt)

 

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