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Oral history interview with Hans J. Arons

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.658 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0658

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Hans Arons discusses his youth and young adulthood in Hannover, Germany; his education; the antisemitism he experienced before the war; the difficulties he experienced finding work after 1933; his arrest and deportation to Buchenwald in December 1936; his transfer to Sachsenhausen six months later for medical reasons; the work he performed in Sachsenhausen; his release in December 1938 contingent upon his emigration from Germany; his decision to go to Shanghai, China; the journey to Shanghai; his arrival in January 1939; the conditions in Shanghai; his experiences in Shanghai; the work he performed; the changes he observed after the Japanese occupation began; his immigration to the United States in 1947; his military service beginning in 1948; his life in San Francisco, California after the end of his service.

Interviewee
Hans J. Arons
Interviewer
Barbara Barer
Linda Gary
Ron Greene
Patricia Kalman
April Lee
Yoor Rapaport
Date
1990 August 23  (interview)
1991 October 16  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:21:42
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