Sarah was born in Elswick in 1924. Sarah joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service when she was 17, serving 4 years in the Services. She worked in the Civil Service in Newcastle until 1952 and was transferred to London in 1953. She moved back to Newcastle in 1960 with her husband.
Sarah was interviewed by Kylea Little on Thursday 8th June 2006. The interview took place in the participant's home and lasted for 53 minutes.
Well, the synagogue is very important. There's all sorts of different of committees and things that are very important. Having been in the Forces, I'm a member of the Ex-Services Association so that's important for the work that they do. Like? work like the British Legion do for anybody and everybody irrespective of their race or religion. So that's important. And? there's another association because my husband? my late husband came away from Germany in 1939 and he is? I can't say he is? he was a member of the Association of Jewish Refugees which are very helpful to people even after all these years, you know. So that's another important, well, what would you call it? I would call it an association but I don't know exactly what you mean by institutions. I mean there's the? I mean in Gateshead they have various committees and things. If you really need to know something essential, you know, should you be doing this or can you be doing that or is this right or isn't it. There's always somebody there who is sufficiently religious, shall we say, that? I mean, nobody knows everything. I can't say that they even? the clever ones know everything, but they can advise you. So they? well I say institutions? they can say, oh, that's not right, you mustn't do that, or yes, go ahead.
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