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Type: Book
Title: Lena: From Estonia to Adelaide: The inspiring life of Dr. Lena Wallas (Illiashevich-Wallas) 1905-1997
Author: Williams, Olena
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: "This document relates the inspiring life of Estonian Dr Lena Wallas (Illiashevich Wallas), her early years in Estonia, her studies and work in Russia and Belarus before World War II, her remarkable survival with two young children in Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Germany and Czechoslovakia during the war, her work in a displaced-persons camp in Germany from 1945 to 1949, and her migration with family to Australia in 1949 and subsequent years there." Taken from the Foreword.
Keywords: Women physicians, Estonian
Women doctors, Estonian - Australia
World War, 1939-1945
Estonians - Immigration - Australia
Description: This document is copyright © Olena Williams 2016. For copyright inquiries please email
This book is based largely on 10 taped interviews of Lena Illiashevich made by the late Mrs Elizabeth Yeatman in 1982, with additional material and photographs supplied by George and Olena Williams. Lena trained as a doctor in Russia, but after emigration to Australia worked as a domestic for Mrs Elizabeth Yeatman and formed a strong friendship with the Yeatman family.
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