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Lisbeth Loewenberg and her mother sailed to Shanghai from Trieste in 1940, when she was eighteen. Her father had already sailed there in 1939. He died in Shanghai of cancer in 1942. She worked in Shanghai as a secretary. There she married Bruno Loewenberg from Berlin, who had spent thirteen months in Buchenwald. He ran a lending library on Ward Road. In 1948 they emigrated to the United States and settled in San Francisco, where Bruno opened a bookstore and Lisbeth worked for Collier's magazine. Lisbeth Loewenberg lives in San Francisco.