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Oral history interview with Herbert Hans Angress

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.616 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0616

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Hans Angress was born on April 14, 1928 in Berlin, Germany. In 1937, Hans’ father was forced to quit his job as a banker, and the Angress family had no choice but to leave Germany. The family ultimately ended up in the Netherlands (Holland) with the hope that the country would remain neutral and therefore safe. Hans remained in the public school system until 1941, when he was forced to attend a Jewish school. In 1942, Hans’ father was sent to prison and then to Auschwitz, where he ultimately perished on a forced death march. Without their father, the family was forced into a ghetto in Amsterdam. The family managed to escape from the ghetto and was hidden by a German woman; she eventually took them to the Dutch Underground. The family separated in order to better their chances of survival. After the war the Angress family was reunited. In 1947 Hans and his older brother received visas for the United States

Interviewee
Herbert H. Angress
Date
1990 August 21  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : 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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