Posted on May 14, 2020
The 75th anniversary of VE Day was made extra special for 250 older residents of Leeds Jewish Housing Association (LJHA) when they received bumper gift boxes to mark the occasion. One recipient was 94-year-old Gilly Rawson, a Holocaust survivor. At the age of 13, she was one of the Kindertransport children taken from Vienna to Liverpool to escape Nazi persecution. Her late husband also travelled on the Kindertransport scheme from Gdansk, and later served with the Royal Air Force in Burma.