Interview SummaryHerta Drucker describes life in her hometown of Vienna, Austria leading up to her being sent by her parents to England due to the increasing persecution of Jews in Austria. She describes her short stay in London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland before returning to Vienna to try to get her parents out with the help of the Jewish refugee support organization Bloomsbury House, which she did. She and her brother were sent ahead to the Dominican Republic, and her parents followed soon afterward.
Drucker describes her first impressions of the Dominican Republic, her adjustment to the limited amenities of a third-world country, and her daily routine in the Jewish refugee colony in Sos?a, Dominican Republic. She describes the activities of the Jewish settlers: running a hospital and school for the local population, and farming.
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