Tag Archives: Anschluss

Jewish Immigration, Part 1: Quotas & Suspicion

Jewish Immigration, Part 1: Quotas & Suspicion

This is Day 8 of the Family History Writing Challenge, 2018 One of the key sources of information I have about Bertha and Adolph Schweitzer is the form they filled out in an attempt to leave Vienna. While I gather information on and interpret this document in the search for the identities of my great auntContinue Reading

Return to Vienna: Must the Past Be Prologue?

Return to Vienna: Must the Past Be Prologue?

I’m going to Vienna in June. After writing about the city of my parents’ birth for the past two years, I’m finally taking the plunge. I’m looking forward to the trip. I’m also dreading it. I was there only once before, in the early 1970s, at the request of my parents. While I was planning a trip to Europe with a college friend,Continue Reading