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Oral history interview with Olga Josie Maltzer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1015 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1015

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Olga Maltzer describes her childhood in Harbin, China and in the International Settlement in Shanghai, China; her Russian-Jewish family's prosperous lifestyle; her education in British schools; her career as a journalist for the American paperThe China Press; the tolerance she experienced in Shanghai; the financial assistance her father provided to assist Jewish refugees who had fled Europe to Shanghai; the changes that occured after the United States entered the war in December 1941; the difficulties her family experienced under the Japanese occupation; the increasing anti-Jewish measures; her family's decision to immigrate to the United States; their voyage to San Francisco; her family's move to Mexico; her education at UC Berkeley; and her marriage and family life.

Interviewee
Olga J. Maltzer
Interviewer
Elizabeth Ryan
Peter Ryan
Date
1996 April 24  (interview)
1996 May 22  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:28:54
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