[Memoirs by Peter Schrag, MD]
Scope and Content Note
This is a collection of three essays by Dr. Peter Schrag about his family, documenting in selected details his family's transition from being refugees from Nazi Germany to being Americans. A short essay, “We were once refugees”, is followed by “Oma”, reminiscences about his grandmother Else Szamatolski, and by “My mother and me”, selected memories of his mother Ilse Szamatolski-Preiss-Schrag.
Also mentioned are the following names: Breitenbach, Joseph; Brunell, Albert (born 1934 in Cologne); Brunell, Susi (1901-1986); Goldhaber, Maurice; Goldschmidt, Lucien; Goldhaber family; Lowenstein, Edith; Marum-Lunau, Elisabeth; Samton, Claude (born 1933 in Berlin); Samton, Peter (born 1935 in Berlin); Szamatolski, Albert (1868- ); Szamatolski, Hans (later Henry Samton, 1906-2003).
- Schrag, Peter, 1938- (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in English.
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Peter Schrag was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in May 1938. At the age of 5, his parents divorced, and Peter Schrag was put in custody in Beirut. Peter Schrag and his mother went to the USA in late November 1938. His natural father, Hans Preiss, went to Australia. Peter Schrag and his mother settled in Jackson Heights, New York City. In 1945, his mother married Karl Schrag. In 1955, Peter Schrag entered Harvard College and later finished medical school.
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This is a collection of three essays by Dr. Peter Schrag about his family, documenting in selected details his family's transition from being refugees from Nazi Germany to being Americans.
- Berlin (Germany)
- Biographical sources
- Emigration and immigration
- Germany -- History -- 1918-1933
- Jewish families
- Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany
- Manners and customs
- Manuscripts (documents)
- Schrag, Ilse 1910-1997
- Schrag, Peter, 1938-
- Szamatolski, Else, 1885-1970
- United States
- United States -- History -- 20th century
- Inventory of the Memoirs by Peter Schrag, MD, 2005-2017 DM 287
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- The inventory is in English.