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Oral history interview with Hannah Witton

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

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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.

Interviewee
Hannah Witton
Date
1984 March 21  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
4 CD-ROMs.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:51:32
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