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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

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.

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Hans J. Arons
Barbara Barer
Linda Gary
Ron Greene
Patricia Kalman
April Lee
Yoor Rapaport
interview:  1990 August 23
interview:  1991 October 16
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 09:36:17
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