|The opening paragraphs of an essay Grete wrote, presumably for school, describing what she thought and felt when she first arrived in England|
Moving Here catalogue reference (JML) 1993.74.14
|The opening of a letter Grete wrote to Olive Rudkin after her evacuation to Dartmouth. Although it was still only five months since she had left Vienna, she had clearly already developed a strong bond with Olive|
Moving Here catalogue reference (JML) 1993.74.2b
Grete settled with Olive Rudkin in Enfield, Middlesex, and attended a local school. When she started at Enfield County School, aged nine, she spoke virtually no English, although her school reports indicate that she was given no special treatment because of this. A year later she wrote an account of her first day in England.
After the outbreak of war Grete suffered more upheaval when she was evacuated from London to Dartmouth, in Devon, with her school.
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Creators: Carol Seigel