Hans Israel Abraham: personal papers

Scope and Content

This collection contains the personal papers of Hans Israel Abraham (later Harry Edward Anderson) who emigrated to England as a Jewish refugee upon release from Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany. Included are release certificate from Buchenwald concentration camp, German passport, international driving licence, Emergency Blood Transfusion Service card, soldier's service and pay book, work references and correspondence regarding the granting of his naturalisation certificate. Also included are photographs and the King's badge by the Ministry of Pensions.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hans Israel Abraham was born in Bad Pyrmont, Lower Saxony, in 1916 where he lived and worked as a merchant. He was arrested during the November pogroms in 1938 and sent to Buchenwald concentration camp. After his release in December 1938 he emigrated as a refugee to England in 1939. He changed his name to Harry Edward Anderson. He served in the army in France from 1940 to 1944 but was discharged early from his duties due to health issues. He was naturalised in 1946.



Conditions Governing Access

See Wiener Library access conditions at: http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/usinglibrary/usingthelibrary.aspx

Acquisition Information

Donated by Anthony Spiro



Related Material

See also Photo Archive 2007/21