What Happened to the Levy Family?

  • Warner Max Corden
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Economic Thought book series (PHET)


What happened to the Levy family? My mother was one of the six children of Max Levy. Her two oldest sisters were already widows living in Berlin when the Holocaust began, and they were “transported”, along with one son and one daughter, to be murdered. The others and their families survived by immigrating to England, Scotland, China, Australia, and Italy. After the war, some went to Israel and some even back to Germany. This chapter shows the important role that Aunt Elli played in Levy family’s survival.


  1. The information about Erna and Alice, who were transported from Berlin and then murdered in the Holocaust, was obtained by my cousin Susi (who lived in Berlin after the War). Susi had obtained official documents, and also had information about her family’s experience, especially those of her father, Herbert. The information about other members of the family in the text and the family tree was obtained either from Kate (Mutti) or directly from the various family members, many of whom finally settled in Melbourne.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Warner Max Corden
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  1. 1.University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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