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Oral history interview with Julius Wolff and Hilda Wolff

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

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).

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Wolff, Julius
Wolff, Hilda
interview:  1981 October 27
Oral histories.
3 CD-ROMs.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 20:11:38
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