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Friday, October 4, 2013
On October 5th 1938 German law required all Jewish passports to be stamped with a large and red letter “J,” for Jude, Jew in German.  M. Austein remembers having to exchange his Austrian passport for a German passport with the letter, “J.”
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Edith Hamberger remembers the Anschluss, the annexation of Austria by the German Armed Forces, which occurred on the night of March 12 through March 13, 1938.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Gisela Dollinger’s husband, Bernard Dollinger was arrested by the Gestapo in Vienna, Austria. Gisela persuaded Gestapo personnel to release her husband and saved Bernard from being deported to a concentration camp. Gestapo personnel told Bernard and Gisela they had two weeks to leave Austria or they would be deported; the couple then fled to Shanghai.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Walter Absil reflects on living in Vienna, Austria during the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party in the 1930’s. He also recalls on returning back to Vienna to retrieve his belongings from his family home after the war. 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Robert Fleisher describes what it was like living in Vienna, Austria during World War I, including the grim conditions and turmoil the country faced during the war and thereafter.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Herbert Achtentuch remembers when he and other Jewish school children were expelled from their school and forced to attend a school in the Jewish district of Vienna. He also recalls the anti-Semitism and violence from former gentile students.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Harriet H. Forster describes life in Austria just following the Anschluss in 1938 including saving her brother from deportation. Harriet later moved to the United States and became a professor at USC and was internationally known for her work in physics and astronomy. She died on September 28, 2014, she was 97 years old.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Erica Emihovich recalls the Anschluss and how Austrians gathered in the streets to see Hitler and the Nazi party. She describes how fearful she felt when she saw the Nazis marching down the street and how her entire life changed after the occupation.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Henny Bauer describes how Jews in Vienna were forced scrub the streets and Nazi officers’ homes. She explains her response to an SS officer when she was ordered to complete the discriminating task.