Sonja describes her education.

And then you, after you left school, what happened to you?

SH: Oh I got lots of apprenticeships.

INT: Did you?

SH: Oh yes, I wanted to go to University but I didn’t. Thank goodness. I wouldn’t have, it wouldn’t have fitted in with the lifestyle.

INT: Is that right? Were you a bit like your mother then?

SH: Yes.

INT: I see. And tell me then when, when you were working here you must have picked up English quite quickly?


SH: Oh I went to school first but that didn’t last. The teachers were constantly changing, you know.

INT: During wartime I’m sure there was a lot of change.

SH: Yes.

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