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Oral history interview with Ellen Stewer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.236 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0236
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The interview describes Ms. Stewer's childhood in Berlin, Germany; moving with her mother to Vienna in 1937 after the death of her father; and the antisemitism and persecution Jews faced in Vienna after the Anschluss in March 1938. She decribes a particular incident in which Jewish men in Vienna were forced to wash the streets. Ms. Stewer describes her and her mother's arrest for attempting to send money out of the country; her future husband exchanging himself for them, and his imprisonment until 1940; her mother's death; and fleeing to Shanghai with her husband in 1940. Ms. Stewer describes her experiences in Shanghai from 1941-1947; she and her husband's immigration to the United States in 1947; and their experiences adapting to their new life in the United States.

Interviewee
Ellen Stewer
Date
1995 January 12  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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