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Oral history interview with Julius Wolff and Hilda Wolff

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.214.28 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0028

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    Oral history interview with Julius Wolff and Hilda Wolff

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    Interview Summary
    Julius Wolff, born March 22, 1900 in Aurich, Germany, discusses his family’s background; how his ancestors were expelled from Spain in the 15th century then lived in Aurich for 500 years; his childhood and education; his older brothers participating in WWI; his work in the cattle trade and being forced out of the trade in November 1936; working for a Jewish cattle firm; receiving a permit to immigrate to Australia from Eric Hallenstein and leaving in 1936; going to Largs Bay in Adelaide, SA on July 14, 1939; spending six weeks at the Chelsea Park Training Farm (in Baulkham Hills, N.S.W.); his job on the Geurie homestead, working for Charles Shauner; and never returning to Germany.
    Hilda Wolff (née Engländer), born March 29, 1906 in Aurich, Germany, describes her family’s background; her childhood and education; her family’s friendship with Julius Wolff’s family; working with Julius and as a housekeeper; the antisemitism they experienced when Julius was forced out of the cattle trade; working for B. Willner; getting a permit to go to Jersey but not using it; receiving a permit to immigrate to Australia from Eric Hallenstein and leaving in 1936; arriving in Sydney on July 14, 1939; being sponsored by the AJWS (Australian Jewish Welfare Society) and going to the Chelsea Park Training Farm; living in several places in Australia; and contributing to the JNF (Jewish National Fund).
    Interviewee
    Julius Wolff
    Hilda Wolff
    Date
    interview:  1981 October 27
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Oral histories.
    Extent
    3 CD-ROMs.

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    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    Provenance
    Sophie Caplan donated her interview with Julius Wolff and Hilda Wolff to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Oct. 2009. The collection was transferred to the Museum’s Oral History Branch in 2010.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 09:18:28
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