Interview with Avril Lappin

Interview: keyword transcript Interview: reflective piece (To follow) Avril Lappin’s Reflections on being interviewed. I was born in 1948, in the shadow of the 2nd World War. My best friend’s father survived Auschwitz and there were other Holocaust survivors, old men, sitting quietly in Wilson Road Synagogue, who spoke with …

Interview with Ruth Sayliss

Interview: keyword transcript Interview: reflective piece The Witness project provided an interesting opportunity to track the history of Sheffield and Leeds. Our focus throughout the projects was on the ‘community’ aspects of life. Both our interviews shed light on the strong sense of cohesion within the Jewish community, and a …

Interview with Pauline Woolf

Interview: keyword transcript Interview: reflective piece The Witness project provided an interesting opportunity to track the history of Sheffield and Leeds. Our focus throughout the projects was on the ‘community’ aspects of life. Both our interviews shed light on the strong sense of cohesion within the Jewish community, and a …

Interview with Judy Simons

Interview 1: keyword transcript Interview 2: keyword transcript Interview: reflective piece Molly: The experience of participating in the Witness project was very much different from what I initially expected. Starting from a small degree of knowledge about the Jewish community of Sheffield, Amelia and I approached our interviewee with a …

Interview with Estelle Hakim

Interview: keyword transcript Interview: reflective piece The whole process of the Witness project was challenging but insightful. It taught us about working alongside one another and organising ourselves as a group and as individuals. I found the research process particularly interesting. We only knew very brief information about the interviewees …