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Oral history interview with Hans Gross

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.346.25 | RG Number: RG-50.031.0025

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    Oral history interview with Hans Gross


    Interview Summary
    Hans Gross, born in 1928 in Stockerau, Austria, describes being forbidden to be involved in the newly-formed Austrian State Youth meetings; not being allowed to enter secondary school; his parents being told to leave Vienna in the summer of 1938; his father losing his job from a bank in Vienna; how all Jews living in the provinces were ordered to move to Vienna; his family’s hope to immigrate to Argentina; moving with his family into a bedroom of a house belonging to a widow; the events on Kristallnacht including his father being taken away; his father being released and sent to Shanghai, China; going to England with his mother, where they were separated for two years; his family never reuniting; his father’s move to Chicago, IL in 1949 and his mother’s death in England; and how the Holocaust affected him.
    Hans Gross
    interview:  1986 December 16
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Gross, Hans, 1928-

    Administrative Notes

    The Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois (now Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center) conducted the interview with Hans Gross on December 16, 1986. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch received the tape of the interview from the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois on December 12, 1989.
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