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William Lowenberg: President Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, 1983-1984

Interviewee(s):
Lowenberg, William
Interviewer(s):
Glaser, Eleanor
Title:
William Lowenberg: President Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, 1983-1984
Abstract:
German occupation of Holland, Westerbork transit camp; Birkenau, Auschwitz, Dachau, survival techniques, liberation; to San Francisco, 1950; U.S. Army, 1953; career in real estate; marriage to Fern Ellis; presidencies: Jewish Home for the Aged, 1970-1971, Bureau of Jewish Education, 1973-1976; accomplishments as president, San Francisco-based Jewish Community Federation, 1983-1984; involvement in Israel, Jewish Agency board of governors; survivor activities: San Francisco Jewish Community Relations Council's Committee of Remembrance, world gathering of Jewish holocaust survivors, Jerusalem, 1981, Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1983-1993; civic and political positions; honors.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Interview date(s):
1993
Project:
Jewish Community Federation Leadership
Oskicat record:
b11276467
Rights:
Lowenberg, William. "William Lowenberg: President Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, 1983-1984." Interview by Eleanor Glaser in 1993. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1996.