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Oral history interview with Hanna Zwang

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.346.82 | RG Number: RG-50.031.0082

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    Oral history interview with Hanna Zwang


    Interview Summary
    Hanna Zwang, born in 1927 in Mosbach, Germany, describes her family’s history in Mosbach; her father’s store; her sister’s move to the United States in 1934; her brother being beaten up by Nazis in another town; the good relations between Jews and non-Jews in Mosbach; her father’s arrest in May 1938 and imprisonment in Dachau and Buchenwald; her experiences with antisemitism; hiding at the Bürgermeister’s home during the events on Kristallnacht, which included destruction and deportations; going to England with her parents and brother; going to the US in December 1944; her shock at the abundance in the US and feeling guilty for buying things when she first arrived; and her reflections on the significance of Kristallnacht.
    Hanna Zwang
    interview:  1986 December 11
    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
    Zwang, Hanna, 1927-

    Administrative Notes

    The Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois (now Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center) conducted the interview with Hanna Zwang on December 11, 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, 1991.
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