Typescript of 83 pages. Life story of Jewish refugees Pavel and Eli Novak. PN came to the UK from Czechoslovakia by train on 31 March 1939 and EN came Austria on the Kindertransport in May of the same year. They married in 1942. The memoir covers their childhood years in Czechoslovakia / Austria, the 6 years they spent as refugees in the UK, and their post-war lives in Czechoslovakia from 1948-1968 and in the UK from 1968-2003. Completed in Newcastle in 2003.
Unpublished memoir of Pavel and Eli Novak
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- ReferenceGB 367 PN
- Dates of Creation2003
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 folder (85 leaves)
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Administrative / Biographical History
Emeritus Professor of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Came to the UK in 1939 from Prague on the Kindertransport. Returned to Prague in 1945 but left again for Britain in 1968.
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Electronic file of memoir was sent by Pavel Novak in February 2015.