Kindertransport: ‘To my dying day, I will be grateful to this country’

Posted on May 28, 2013

The candles were lit for the Jewish festival of Hanukkah as 10-year-old Ruth Heber and her seven-year-old brother Harry left their family’s rented rooms in Vienna for the last time, almost 75 years ago. “Our father blessed us and we went to the station,” she remembers. “It was in the evening so the public would not know what was going on. My parents were not allowed on the platform. They said: ‘Be a good girl and we will be writing and thinking of you and we will be coming very soon.’”

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