- Franziska Tausig
Franziska Tausig (*
1895; † 1989) was an Austrian author.
Tausig gave birth to her son,
Otto Tausigin 1922 in Vienna. He later became an actor and director.
1938, the persecutionof Jewswas heightening through the Nazi in Austria. Tausig sent Otto, then 16, to Englandthrough an advertisement in The Timeswhich advertised for workers, thus saving him from persecution.
Later in 1938, Tausig incidentally acquired two tickets for the "Usaramo", a
shipthat was supposed to be scrapped in Japan, which transported Jews to Shanghaion the way. Tausig emigrated to Shanghai with her husband, who died there of tuberculosisshortly thereafter. Ten years later, in 1948, Tausig was reunited with her son in Vienna.
Franziska Tausig’s parents were deported to
Theresienstadtand later were gassed in Treblinka.
1987, Tausig published her memoirs with the title "Shanghai Passage: Flucht und Exil einer Wienerin" (escape and exile of a Viennese). In this book she describes her desperate bid for survival in her escape from Austria.
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