The Hans Arons collection is comprised of photographs depiciting his life and activities in the Jewish ghetto in Shanghai,
China from 1939-1945, as well his refugee and identification documents from Shanghai.
Hans Arons was born in 1914 in Hanover (Hannover), Germany. He was an only child. In 1918, his mother died, and he went to
live with his paternal grandparents in northern Germany. Mr. Arons was schooled in horticulture, in Hanover, and graduated
in 1934 as a gardener.