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Oral history interview with Hans Gross

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

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

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.

Interviewee
Hans Gross
Date
1986 December 16  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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