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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

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.

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Olga J. Maltzer
Elizabeth Ryan
Peter Ryan
interview:  1996 April 24
interview:  1996 May 22
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:53:16
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