About Berger, Hermann
Herta Berger (Bertram Shaw), (1906-1988), escaped to London
Joseph Berger (1908-1942, Auschwitz)
Max Berger (1918-1942, Auschwitz)
Wife, Frieda Kahn Berger, born March 19, 1902, Niederzissen, Germany.
Married December 26, 1937 in Burgbrohl, Germany.
Hanna Leone, born 1942, Selma.
Hermann lost his father, stepmother Emma, and two of his brothers in Nazi death camps. His mother, Johanna, died before the Nazis came to power.
He was sent from New York by the National Refugee Service and sponsored by Synagogue Mishkan Israel after a Jewish tailor died in Selma. The synagogue agreed to sponsor Berger, a tailor by trade, and helped to establish Berger's shop after he arrived in September 1938, allowing him to build his business for the first year. In just a little over two years, Berger had repaid the congregation in full for the loan on his business.