Johannes Kleiman became a member of the board of Opekta and the company was established at his home address for the next five months until it moved to Prinsengracht 263 at the end of 1940. He officially joined as bookkeeper for both Opekta and Pectacon, with Victor Kugler and secretary Bep Voskuijl for Pectacon, and Otto Frank and his secretary ...
Victor Kugler (5 June 1900 – 14 December 1981) was one of the people who helped hide Anne Frank and her family and friends during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.In Anne Frank's posthumously published diary, The Diary of a Young Girl, he was referred to under the name Mr. Kraler.
“When Mr. Kleiman enters the room, the sun begins to shine!” Mummy said only recently, and she is quite right.’ When the eight people in hiding were discovered in August 1944, Johannes and Victor Kugler were also arrested. Together, they were taken to prison.
The officers also arrested Victor and Johannes. After prison, they ended up in camp Amersfoort. After a few weeks, the camp command released Johannes Kleiman on account of his poor health. Victor was transferred to Zwolle and then Wageningen.
Frank family went into hiding in one of the upper rooms of his office ‘Opekta Company’ on the Prinsengracht. They moved in there with another family of three—Hermann van Pels. His colleagues helped them to live in hiding for two years; these were—Johannes Kleiman, Miep Gies, Victor Kugler and Bep Voskuijl.
A man who helps hide the Franks in the annex. Victor Kugler is arrested along with Kleiman in 1944 but escapes in 1945. He immigrates to Canada in 1955 and dies in Toronto in 1981. Mr. Kugler is also referred to as Mr. Kraler. Mr. Kleiman. Another man who helps the Franks hide. Johannes Kleiman is arrested in 1944 but
Otto’s employees Victor Kugler, Johannes Kleiman, Miep Gies, and Bep Voskuijl helped the family during this crucial time. Soon the Frank family was joined by another family, the van Pels, and Fritz Pfeffer, a dentist, in hiding.