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Oral history interview with Ilse Walters

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.214.24 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0024

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Ilse Walters (née Trebitsch), born May 3, 1929 in Vienna, Austria, discusses her childhood and education; her paternal and maternal grandparents; experiencing antisemitism; being forced to scrub cobblestones by the Nazis; her father escaping arrest; being sponsored by her mother’s sister to go to Australia; arriving in Australia in July 1939; her father’s timber business in Sydney; her experiences as the first Jewish refugee in her Australian school; the synagogue; visiting Vienna in 1979; her thoughts on Israel; and her participation in the Jewish community.

Interviewee
Ilse Walters
Interviewer
Ms. Sophie Caplan
Date
1981 September 15-1981 December 16  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
6 CD-ROMs.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:46:43
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