Former Auschwitz prisoner Herman Kahan has died

Herman KahanHerman Kahan.Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

Herman Kahan has died, he was 93 years old. Kahan was the last Oslo citizen to have survived the Auschwitz concentration camp.

This is stated by Kahan’s cousin Ervin Kohn on Facebook.

Kahan was born in Romania on February 15, 1926. He was deported to Auschwitz in 1944 and came to Norway in 1949. Here he established the Stabekk knitwear industry, which later became Heka knitwear factory.

Kahan was the head the Mosaic Faith Society in Oslo. He has also made a great effort for the Jewish Museum in Oslo and has been on the board of the Holocaust Center’s Friends’ Association since its inception. In 2013, the king appointed Kahan as commander of the Order of St. Olav.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today


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