The Ellie Schnitzer Collection is divided into five series: PARTY BUILDING, LINE OF MARCH, FRONTLINE POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS
(FPO), CROSSROADS, and OTHER POLITICAL INTERESTS.
Ellie Schnitzer (1922-1996), a lifelong, political activist, was born in Munich Germany. She and her family fled the Nazi
regime, settling in California in 1937. She attended Pasadena City College, U.C. Berkley, and Columbia University, graduating
with an MSW. For 35 years she worked with children in Los Angeles as a social worker for Vista del Mar and other Jewish family
agencies. She retired in the early 1980's to become, in her own words, "a full-time revolutionary."
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