Lockler, Tori Chambers
University of South Florida Libraries
This is an oral history interview with Holocaust survivor Hans Max Krieger. Krieger was born in Germany in 1922. At the age of ten, he was accepted into the Gross-Breesen school, an agricultural training farm for Jewish youth, where he studied until 1938. After Kristallnacht, all the children over age seventeen were sent to concentration camps; Krieger, only sixteen at the time, was sent home. His mother and grandfather were able to secure him a place on a Kindertransport, and Krieger escaped to England and ultimately to America, where he worked at William B. Thalhimer's Hyde Farmland in Virginia. Krieger was drafted into the American army, serving in the 71st Infantry Division. He was present at the liberation of the Gunskirchen concentration camp on May 4, 1945. After getting out of the army, Krieger worked in a gas station, eventually owning his own chain of stations before retiring and moving to Florida. He was very active in his temple, helping to start a preschool. At the end of the interview, his son, Jeff Krieger, joins the conversation and reads a poem he wrote about his father's experiences.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Germany--Personal narratives, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives, Holocaust survivors--Interviews, Holocaust survivors--Florida, Kindertransports (Rescue operations), World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Liberation, World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Jewish veterans--United States--Interviews, Genocide, Crimes against humanity
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Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Germany--Personal narratives; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives; Holocaust survivors--Interviews; Holocaust survivors--Florida; Kindertransports (Rescue operations); World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Liberation; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; Jewish veterans--United States--Interviews; Genocide; Crimes against humanity
Oral histories; Online audio
University of South Florida
Holocaust survivors oral history project
Krieger, Hans Max and Krieger, Jeff, "Hans Max Krieger and Jeff Krieger oral history interview" (2010). Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project. 29.