Looking for Gisela

Date published: 24 July 2020


My mother, who passed away recently aged 92, came to this country from Germany at the end of the War to work in the NHS, at Naburn Hospital in York.

There she made friends with a number of other German girls who had arrived in similar circumstances, one of whom, called Gisela, married and moved to Oldham so mum lost touch with her.

Then a few years ago mum told me that she'd heard, through a mutual acquaintance, that Gisela had written a book about her life and I trawled the internet to find a copy, without success.

Whilst some of them remain I am contemplating the possibility of writing a book myself telling the story of Germany's contribution to the nascent NHS as it is at present untold.

If Gisela or anyone who knows her reads this letter, I would love to hear from them (or even anyone who has read her book).

Please contact me via email at: mbritton2@aol.com

Michael Britton


The views expressed are those of the author of the letter and not those of Oldham Chronicle.

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