Reflections

At the end of all the interviews we asked people how they felt their upbringing in the Foundling Hospital had influenced their lives. Some people talk of how the separation from their families and hardships they endured have had ongoing repercussions. Others reflect on the positives, the friendships they built and the practical skills they gained and, perhaps above all, how the self reliance and determination that they had to develop has helped them throughout life.

Bob

No real regrets

At the end of the day... I can look back and say I've no real regrets...

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Alice

Auschwitz

I remember we went to Poland one day, and we went to Auschwitz...

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Ruth

Nobody's life is perfect

Nobody's life is perfect, we all have triumphs and tragedies and you know yo...

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Helen

No love at all

You missed out cuddles and kisses, you had no love at all...

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