Register of the Fred Marcus papers

Finding aid prepared by Jill Golden
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, CA, 94305-6010
(650) 723-3563
© 2012


Title: Fred Marcus papers
Date (inclusive): 1944-1995
Collection Number: 2012C19
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: In German and English
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
Abstract: Diaries and oral history recording and transcript, relating to the condition of Jews in Nazi Germany, and to the Jewish refugee community in China during World War II.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Marcus, Fred, d. 2002.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fred Marcus papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2012

Accruals

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Scope and Contents note

Diaries and oral history recording and transcript, relating to the condition of Jews in Nazi Germany, and to the Jewish refugee community in China during World War II.

Biographical note

1924 Born, Berlin, Germany
1939 March Left Germany
1939 April Arrived in Shanghai
1943-1945 Shanghai Ghetto
1946-1949 Clerk, Cathay Hotel, Shanghai
1949 Emigrated to United States
1949-1969 Assistant Manager, Huntington Hotel, San Francisco
1969 BA, Hebrew Union College
1969-1981 Jewish educator, Temple Emanuel, San Jose
1974 Married Audrey Friedman
2000 Honorary Doctorate, Hebrew Union College
2002 Died, Germany
2008 Survival in Shanghai: The Journals of Fred Marcus, 1939-1949, Pacific View Press

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Jews--China.
Jews--Germany.
Shanghai (China) History.
Shanghai (China)--History.
World War, 1939-1945 Jews.
World War, 1939-1945--China.
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees

Box 1

Diaries 1944-1947

Box 1

1944 May 5-1945 August 9

Box 1

1945 August 10-1947 February 24

Box 1

1947 February 27-1949 November 11

 

Map of Fred Marcus’s journey from Berlin to Shanghai after 1986

 

Oral history file 1986, 1995

Scope and Contents Note

Marcus describes his upbringing in Berlin, his reasons for leaving Germany, and his life in the Shanghai Ghetto during the Japanese occupation
Box 1

Sound recording 1986

Note

On 6 compact discs
Box 1

Transcript 1986 May

Box 1

Videorecording 1995 November 25

Note

On 2 DVDs and 2 VHS videocassettes.