• Born in Vienna, Austria on June 22, 1910 (maiden name Diamant).
  • Only child.
  • Father was a wholesale dealer in textiles, owned a store but also traveled in the Balkans for business purposes.
  • Alice was studying to be a French teacher before the war broke out.
  • In 1936, she married Harold Price, a business-owner
  • Gave birth to a son (Monroe Price) in 1939
  • After Nazi Germany annexed Austria in 1938 ("Anschluss"), Alice's family faced increasing restrictions on their business. Ultimately their business was confiscated by the Nazis and given to non-Jews to run
  • Husband arrested during Kristallnacht.
  • Alice and her family wanted to leave Austria but had their passports confiscated. The non-Jew who was running their business bribed Nazi officials to return their passports.
  • Were able to leave Austria in 1939, with some difficulty.
  • Came to America in 1939 (went through Paris), with her husband and seven-month old son.
  • Settled in New York.

 

Pre-WWII Jewish Vienna, Austria

 

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vjw/Vienna.html#Rise%20of%20Anti-Semitism

http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/index.php?ModuleId=10005447&Type=normal+article

 

Jewish Vienna, WW II

http://www.bh.org.il/communities/Archive/vienna.asp

 

 

The Jewish Community of Vienna

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vjw/Vienna.html#World%20War%20II

 

Anschluss

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anschluss

http://www.aish.com/holocaust/overview/Anschluss.asp

http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/index.php?ModuleId=10005447

http://www.ushmm.org/lcmedia/viewer/wlc/map.php?RefId=GER76140

 

Kristallnacht

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/peopleevents/pandeAMEX90.html