FC: I WAS IN KINDERTRANSPORT! | HARRY BIBRING
1: HARRY BIBRING'S LIFE GOES AS FOLLOWS:
2: Harry was born in Vienna, Austria in 1925. As a boy, Harry’s hobbies included ice skating and football.
3: On 10 November 1938, Harry’s father was arrested and his men’s wear business was looted and destroyed. When Harry’s father was released from jail, they realised that they had to leave Vienna. It was decided that Harry and his sister Gerta would come to England on a Kindertransport train and that his parents would follow as soon as possible. However, this never happened.
5: Harry’s father died of a heart attack in the van when he was taken away in November 1940, and his mother was deported to the death camp at Sobibor in Poland in 1942.
6: Kindertransport can be fun!
7: Harry’s father had arranged for Harry and his sister to be sent to England as part of the Kindertransport scheme. They were picked up by Mr.Landsman, their sponsor, on 15 March 1939 at Liverpool Street station in London. The thought that Harry might not see his family again was very upsetting and traumatic for him.
8: After the Second World War started in September 1939, Harry was evacuated with the school he was attending in Hackney, to Fletton near Peterborough.
10: After his 14th birthday, Harry returned to live in London with Mr. Landsman’s family. He began working for him in one of his shops as an errand boy. Harry later became a manager in one of Mr. Landsman’s shops but was unhappy with the job. He left it and moved into lodgings with his sister Gerta in London.
12: Harry found work as an apprentice toolmaker with a firm of radio manufacturers during the war. He enrolled to study at evening classes at various colleges and after about 14 years of study, Harry qualified as a Chartered Engineer with management qualifications. After working for 20 years in the engineering industry, Harry went on to become a lecturer at Middlesex University.
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14: ( Text Here ) | Harry met his wife Muriel in 1945 and they married in 1947. Today they have one son and two grandchildren. Harry is now retired and enjoys spending time with his family, gardening and traveling.
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16: ( Text Here) | Looking back, Harry says he does not feel bitter about what happened to him, however, he does think it is important that we learn from the past to ensure that something like the Holocaust does not happen again.