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Jewish Immigration, Part 2: Sponsorship & Family Rifts

Jewish Immigration, Part 2: Sponsorship & Family Rifts

This is Day 9 of the Family History Writing Challenge, 2018. In yesterday’s post, I described the restrictions against immigrants, especially Jews, coming to the U.S. from Nazi Austria (an accurate term, I decided, for a country that welcomed Hitler and that was instrumental to putting his Final Solution into place–claims of being occupied notwithstanding). Continue Reading

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