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Oral history interview with Ellen Stewer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.236 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0236

Ellen Stewer (née Katz), born on October 10, 1918 in Berlin, Germany, discusses her childhood in Berlin; her parents and her older sister, Vera Katz; moving with her mother to Vienna in 1937 after the death of her father; the antisemitism and persecution Jews faced in Vienna after the Anschluss in March 1938; a particular incident in which Jewish men in Vienna were forced to wash the streets; 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; fleeing to Shanghai, China with her husband in 1940; her experiences in Shanghai from 1941 to 1947; immigrating with her husband to the United States in 1947; and their experiences adapting to their new life in the United States.

Stewer, Ellen
Bendayan, Sandra
interview:  1995 January 12
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 20:13:12
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