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Olins, Wally. (5 of 19). The Oral History of Wolff-Olins

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  • Recording date

    2001-11-05, 2001-12-14

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Oral History of Wolff Olins

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, Reading

  • Interviewees

    Olins, Wally, 1930-2014 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Roberts, Melanie (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 5: Wally Olins [WO] continues giving the background to what was to become Israel in the post-war period and its relationship to Britain and beyond that both Britain's and his parents' response to the holocaust. Talks about war food and living on rationing from the age of nine to twenty. Returns to talking about the Perse School and Hillel House, the Jewish house that he was in. WO goes on to give a brief description of the school and of Cambridge with its war-time population and his experience of it. Talks of his father's war work with the Ministry of War Transport and the impact it had on his business which was to become nationalised.

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