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MS 325 Papers of Trude Dub

Trude Dub

Trude Dub, née Felman, was born in Novy Bydzov, Czechoslovakia, in 1910. She grew up in Prague and, in 1933, married her Polish-born husband, Izio Dub. In 1939 they fled from Nazi occupied Europe for the UK, arriving first to Birmingham but then settling in Leicester in 1941, where the Dubs became prominent members of the Jewish and wider community. Trude worked as a freelance writer, journalist, a creative writing teacher at Leicester Adult Education Centre, and translator and interpreter in both Czech and German. She was a founder member of Leicester Writers’ Club in 1958. She was Leicester correspondent of the Jewish Chronicle from 1961 until her death. She wrote for magazine including Good Housekeeping, The Lady and She, together with various American-Jewish journals. She died in Leicester, aged 91, in 2002

About the collection

The collection includes cutting of articles by Trude Dub for the Jewish Chronicle, 1961-2002; copies of articles, newspaper cuttings, a curriculum vitae relating to Joel Elkes, c.1981-2; prose, including about Dub’s flight from Czechoslovakia in 1939 and papers relating to Leicester Jewish community including correspondence, photographs and printed memorabilia, 1971-2000.

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