Reference Code: MAGOHP/37/ANON
Oral History of: Doris
Pseudonym? Yes
Status: Survivor
Date of interview:  23rd July 2013
Link to Transcript: MAGOHP37_Doris_ANON
Link to Audio File(s): Audio destroyed on request
Link to Records/Papers: None available
Interviewer:   Dr Sinéad Pembroke
Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of Refuge Magdalene Laundry, High Park, Drumcondra; Residential Institutions Redress Board; Sacred Heart Home, Drumcondra; non-acknowledgement of birthdays (in Sacred Heart Home); lack of religiosity because of experience in institutions; Sisters of Mercy Training Centre, Baggot Street; Beaumont Convalescent Home; emigration; adoption of certain children from home; return of adopted children to home; impact of institutionalisation on knowledge of the outside world; camaraderie between survivors; funeral and burial practices at High Park laundry; rule of silence; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Legion of Mary; separation from family through institutions; lack of birth certificate; withholding of information about family origins; lack of family medical history; inter-generational impact of lack of information; impact of institutionalisation on parenting.

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