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Germany, Palestine, Northern California : political and architectural activities, 1993 /
BANC MSS 94/59 c; Phonotape 3083 C:1-20; BANC MSS 94/59 c
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Title:

Germany, Palestine, Northern California: political and architectural activities, 1993

Creator/Contributor:

Schiller, Hans Joachim, 1917-1998, creator, Interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Chall, Malca., Interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Glaser, Eleanor., Interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Riess, Suzanne B., Interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Childhood in Breslau, Germany, and Berlin; emigration to Palestine in 1935; studies at Hebrew University, Jerusalem; spying for Haganah, night patrol, while undertaking pre-med studies at American University, Beirut; meeting and apprenticing with architect Eric Mendelsohn; with British army in Egypt during WWII; marriage to Charlotte (Lotte) Bernheim, family, move to San Francisco in 1947; residence in Mill Valley. Eric Mendelsohn: training, attitudes, utopias, Einstein Tower, emigration to America, acceptance within the profession; Schiller's association with Mendelsohn, in Israel, in San Francisco, Mendelsohn's office, the Madeline Haas Russell house, career since 1953, John Bowles. Political interests: Clem Miller, Adlai Stevenson, Eugene McCarthy, John Tunny campaigns; Calif. Democratic Council in the 1960s and 1970s; participation in Marin County design review, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). Includes Schiller's notes on Eric Mendelsohn from 1965; comments by Glaser and Riess on the interview process; 8 p. of handwritten notes by Schiller about his life; and chronologies of his political work in Marin County; 1995 newspaper article on Schiller wedding; greeting cards from Schiller.

Date:

1993 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Schiller, Hans Joachim -- 1917-1998
Mendelsohn, Erich -- 1887-1953
California Democratic Council.
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission.
Architects -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Interviews
Political activists -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Interviews
Environmentalists -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Interviews
California -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Marin County (Calif.) -- Politics and government

Note:

Hans Schiller ; interviews conducted by Malca Chall, Eleanor Glaser, and Suzanne Riess, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Interviews conducted June-August 1987.
AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
Audio tape recordings of the interviews also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3083 C:1-20.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (514, [28] p.) : ill. ; 28 cm.
20 sound cassettes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 94/59 c
Phonotape 3083 C:1-20
BANC MSS 94/59 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.