Gift of Gerald Lindenstraus
Id no. 218.94, Document, English
Gerd Lindenstraus joined the Boy Scout Association 13th Shanghai United Group on June 13, 1944, when he was almost 15 years old.
Lindenstraus was born in Gumbinnen, Germany on June 28, 1929, and left Germany with his father and stepmother for Shanghai, China, in July 1939. Many Jews went to Shanghai to escape Nazi territory because no visa was required for entry. Lindenstraus lived in Shanghai until March 1947 when he moved to join his mother in Colombia.