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Oral history interview with Hannah Witton

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.214.48 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0048

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    Oral history interview with Hannah Witton


    Interview Summary
    Hannah Witton (née Schab, formerly Witkowski), born July 1, 1915 in Berlin, Germany, describes his family’s background; his childhood and education; getting married to Emil Hans Witkowski; not experiencing antisemitism on a personal level until Kristallnacht when her father’s business was destroyed; buying tickets to Shanghai, China; her brother and husband going to Australia in early 1938; her father leaving for Australia in May 1939; going to Australia in June 1939; living in Rose Bay (suburb of Sydney); visiting Germany in 1972 and 1982; not considering herself Jewish; and her thoughts on Judaism and Israel.
    Hannah Witton
    interview:  1984 March 21
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    4 CD-ROMs.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Witton, Hannah, 1915-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    Sophie Caplan donated her interview with Hannah Witton to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Oct. 2009. The collection was transferred to the Museum’s Oral History Branch in 2010.
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