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Oral history interview with Eva Angress

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.390 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0390

Eva Angress was born on August 6, 1921, in Berlin, Germany. Her father, George Kantorowsky, was a rabbi. After Kristallnacht, in December 1938, Rabbi Kantorowsky was arrested and imprisoned in Sachsenhausen concentration camp for six weeks. The family made plans to immigrate to Shanghai, where her paternal uncle lived. Eva and her parents left Berlin in 1940 on a train that went through Russia to Manchuria and then were on a ship for two days before they arrived in Shanghai. Ms. Angress had a brother, whose name was not on the visa; he remained behind in Germany and perished from pneumonia in Auschwitz concentration camp in 1943. The family remained in Shanghai during the war years. Eva met her husband Robert in Shanghai. In 1949, the family successfully immigrated to the United States.

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Eva Angress
Lani Silver
Ruth Tanner
interview:  1991 October 28
Oral histories.
5 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : 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 09:51:25
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