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The Diary

Artifacts Unpacked Video Series

In August 1941, the Vogels arrived in New York. It was the end of a journey to safety that began when the family of four fled Nazi Germany in 1936. Hans Vogel documents his family’s experiences through his diary, using photos, postcards, and hand-drawn maps to trace the family's experiences.

Discover the struggle to seek a safe haven through a teenager’s eyes.


Artifacts shown in the video were donated to the Museum by Eva Vogel. Explore the Hans Vogel collection