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Oral history interview with Eva Angress

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

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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.

Interviewee
Eva Angress
Interviewer
Lani Silver
Ruth Tanner
Date
1991 October 28  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
5 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:15:47
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