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Oral history interview with Ann Abrams

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.388 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0388

Ann Abrams (née Hertha Fromme), born November 17, 1913 in Hamburg, Germany, describes her childhood in Hamburg, Germany; her parents, William and Hanchen Fromme; pre-war antisemitism; Kristallnacht; her father's arrest and the Aryanization of his pharmaceutical business; her mother's disappearance during Kristallnacht and never hearing from her again; fleeing to Holland with her family; living in Holland for two years; getting married; moving to Shanghai, China in 1939; marrying her husband; daily life in Shanghai; opening businesses in Shanghai, including a tailor and dress shop as well as a jewelry store; immigrating to the United States; and settling in San Francisco, CA, where they opened a jewelry store and eventually a restaurant.

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Ann Abrams
Hildegard Gattmann
interview:  2001 October 03
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:51:24
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