Respondent
Albert, Anne Steinhardt
Interview Date
March 27, 1986
Abstract
Albert, Anne, an immigrant from Germany who escaped to the United States during the Nazi oppression of that country; birth date, April 10, 1911;
[T1S1] parents both settlers in Vienna in teens; father in upholstery, mother, a secretary; atmosphere in home; education, private girls school in Vienna; hobbies and interests; recollections of Vienna; anti-Semitism before 1938; socialist movement in Vienna; comparison of Pittsburgh and Vienna; memories of school days;
[T1S2] lack of Jewish religious instruction and anti-Semitism in Viennese schools; medical care; escape to America; courtship and marriage in Vienna;
[T2S3] religion in home; family relationships; involvement with Guide to International Youth Conference, Social Democrat Organization; life in New York after immigration; financial support of Dr. Max Wolf; early hardships;
[T2S4] parents' escape from Vienna; getting other relatives out of Vienna; employment in New York; move to Pittsburgh; contact from acquaintances in Vienna; reminiscence about Nazi Germany; trip by boat to U. S.;
[T3S5] husband's family escapes from Austria;
[T3S6] continuation of incidences surrounding escape; children's lives and families; affiliation with Friendship Club; family vacations;
[T4S7] life in Squirrel Hill; children's education; Rodef Shalom; Friendship Club; charitable organizations; involvement with Horizon Home; on coming to America; Christianity's role in anti- Semitism; thoughts on being Jewish.
Subjects
Antisemitism; Austria; Judaism--Relations--Christianity; National socialism; Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Wolf, Max
Birth Date
1911
City
Vienna
Country
Austria
Emigration Date
1938?
Residence
Bartlett St.; Squirrel Hill
Occupation (father)
Interior decorator
Length (hours)
3
Interviewer1
Coffey, Dr. Charles
Interviewer2
Ripp, Marcia
Collateral Materials
Box 100 FF 7
Identifier
ais196440.012
Rights
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