Lillian Heyman

Lillian Heyman, nee Liselotte Rosl Lachmann, was born 1919 in Berlin. She left school at 16 to train as a window dresser and worked in the big department shop ‘Kaufhaus N. Israel’. Her future husband Ernst Heyman (Ernest Heyman) who had been in the UK since 1936 put an advertisement for a domestic position in the papers (which she reads out at the end of the interview). Lillian came to the UK in February 1939 on a domestic visa. She later found work as a window dresser. She now lives in London and has two children. 

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