November Pogroms

Harry Kranner was only 12 years old, when on November 12, 1938, two Gestapo officers came to the family’s home in Vienna – ostensibly in search for weapons. Harry’s family was one of many Jewish households who experienced similar raids at this point. In most cases, the adult male family members were arrested and deported to the Dachau and Mauthausen concentration camps. Harry’s uncle, Arthur, was one of them. Approximately 30,000 Jewish men in Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia were incarcerated. Harry recorded all those events in his diary.