Teresa Salazar-Hope was born in Chile in 1954 and arrived in London in 1975. She describes getting involved in a newspaper run by anti-fascist Jewish people in 1977, and how she found she had a lot in common with them.
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'I think it was in 1977 as well, that I started cooperating with an anti-fascist magazine that was called "Searchlight". This was set up in the early seventies by anti-fascist Jewish people…
'And so the editor of this magazine kind of adopted me as like the daughter he had never had, or something. So I became his little darling, you know, purely on political and anti-fascist levels, as it were. Because you know he was an old man, he was an old man and married and so on, he’s dead now. But he was at the Nuremberg tribunals and all of those sorts of stuff. So he had a well of a story to tell.
'And somehow we were twin souls, you see. Because his family had to run away from Germany and so on, and he had to settle here and all that sort of stuff… That was nice, you know, to be able to see people who have gone through what I was going through at the time. And therefore you’re able to take their advice, because you know that it’s true…
'You know the more you stayed in the country, somehow the more chances you had, to get to know the population, and very soon enough you, you know, you realise that there are other generations of people that have come to this country and made their lives here. And therefore that is like a confirmation that you too can do it.'
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