Charlotte Gellar Brown (b. 1924)

Charlotte (Lotte) Geller Brown was born on April 2, 1924 in the small town of Lackenbach, Austria. Following the German occupation of Austria, all Jews were required to move into the cities and she went with her family to Vienna. Very soon, she was sent to England as part of the Kindertransport program. She lived in England for almost eight years, primarily in Leicester. In England, Lotte worked in domestic service, in an ammunition factory during the war, and then in a clothing shop while waiting for papers to immigrate to join an aunt and uncle in the United States. After arriving in Brooklyn in 1947, she married Murray Brown, a concentration camp survivor from Poland. They raised two sons, Sidney and Kenneth, in the Bronx. In 1978, Charlotte and Murray moved to Eugene where their son Sidney lived.