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Fragments of a childhood and youth

Document | RG Number: RG-02.211

Contains a memoir of Werner Jacob Lipton (b. Liebschüz) in which he describes life in prewar Mindelheim, Germany; how life changed for Jews after 1938; the boarding schools he attended when Jewish children were banned from German public schools; his parents' decision in 1939 to send him to Switzerland where relatives could provide for him; his time in Swiss Kinderheime (children's homes) in Herrliberg and Männedorf; and his postwar life in the United States to which he immigrated in 1946. The memoir includes captioned family photographs, hand-drawn maps of southern Germany and Switzerland, and an obituary of Abraham Gundelfinger, a relative who helped finance his immigration to the United States.

Collection Subtitle
autobiographical memories
Date
1995
Language
English
German
Genre/Form
Memoirs.
Extent
1 item.
1 microfiche.
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Record last modified: 2016-11-04 16:37:51
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