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Margarete Hoebich Shanghai-California Papers
Bernath Mss 135  
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Description
Mainly personal and official documents and ephemeral items relating to Hoebich's life in Shanghai's German community, including the Kaiser Wilhelm Schule where she worked from 1939 to ca. 1945. Hoebich and her son emigrated to California after the war.
Background
Margarete Hoebich was a German national born in Breslau in 1907. She received her education in Berlin and began her career as a nursery school teacher there. In 1931 she emigrated to China (apparently via Tsintao [Qingdao], home to a sizeable German colony since 1898) where she worked at a variety of jobs as a governess, teacher and in various offices including her husband's architectural firm in Shanghai. After a return to Germany in 1935 that lasted through 1936, she returned to China, residing first in Hong Kong and eventually coming back to Shanghai where she found work as a teacher in the German community of that city at the Kaiser Wilhelm Schule.
Extent
.6 linear feet (1 document box and 1 oversize box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
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