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Oral history interview with Hanna Zwang

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

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

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.

Interviewee
Hanna Zwang
Date
1986 December 11  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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