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Henny Rednall

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Born:
6 January 1939
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Interview Summary:

Henny Rednall (formerly known as Henrietta Helena Spier) was born in Kassel in 1925. Her mother’s parents founded the equivalent of the St. John’s Ambulance in Kassel, Germany. Her mother’s mother survived Theresienstadt and settled back in Kassel after the war. Her mother died of MS in 1938. Her father died in Treblinka. Many other relatives died in concentration camps. Her father was a cantor, and teacher in a Jewish school. Henny came on the Kindertransport in January 1939. She was a housekeeper for a Christadelphian couple from 1939 to 1946. She married a gentile estate agent and worked as his secretary. 

My aunt, who was still in Goslar, saw the British troops coming, and she waved a white handkerchief out of her window and somebody came to see her. And she told him she had 2 nieces in England, would he please, please, please contact us and tell us that she was still alive? And he did.

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