INT: Good morning Suzanne, today is the 31st may 2013 and we are here to interview Suzanne Ullmann, and generally what we do is we ask what your name is at birth and where you where born.
SU : I was born in Budapest in 1935, 8th of December and my name….Hungarian name is Ullmann Zsuzsanna Louisa, Susan Louise Ullmann.
INT: And are you an only child, or ?
SU : No I have twin brothers who are two years younger than myself, and a twin brother and sister who were actually born in London during the war.
INT: So are you the eldest?
SU : Yes I am the eldest.
INT: Would you like to tell us a little about where you grew up in Budapest? Was it a typical Jewish community?
SU : My father went on business to London in 39 and my mother went to visit him and she was unable to return. She went to visit him in 1940, during the war when the war had already broken out. We got stranded in Hungary when I was 4 and my brothers were 2, my parents had been living with our paternal grandmother in a flat, with a nanny.
INT: Was your father still in London?
SU : Yes throughout the war my parents were in London and we were separated for 7 and a half years. And the younger twins, a boy and a girl, were born in England during the blitz. I don’t know when the blitz was, 1942 they were born.