“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.
Other than that, Victor and Johannes Kleiman mainly concentrated on keeping the companies Opekta and Gies & Co running. He generated additional cash by selling batches of spices and not entering them in the official accounts. He often brought the people in hiding newspapers and magazines.
Miep Gies, Johannes Kleiman, and Bep Voskuijl worked in the front room, Victor Kugler worked in the back room. They had to keep the company running. And more importantly: they took care of the people in hiding in the Secret Annex. The office of Johannes Kleiman, Miep Gies and Bep Voskuijl, reconstruction (1999).
He and his wife, Laura Maria Buntenbach-Kugler (10 May 1895 – 6 December 1952), lived in Hilversum during the war, a distance of about 26 kilometres (16 mi) from Amsterdam. From July 1942 to August 1944, he aided his colleagues Miep Gies , Johannes Kleiman and Bep Voskuijl in the concealment of eight people, including Anne Frank, in a sealed-off annex in their office premises on Amsterdam's Prinsengracht .
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Victor Kugler (1900-1981) - Find A Grave Memorial. Businessman, Folk Figure. Along with Miep Gies, Johannes Kleiman, and Elisabeth Bep Voskuijl (Elli Vossen), he helped hide Anne Frank; her family (father Otto, mother Edith, sister Margot); Fritz Pfeffer; and Hermann, Auguste, and Peter Van Pels from the Nazis in Amsterdam during World War II.
Victor Kugler and Johannes Kleiman were arrested and jailed at the penal camp for enemies of the regime at Amersfoort. Kleiman was released after seven weeks, but Kugler was held in various work camps until the war's end. Miep Gies and Bep Voskuijl were questioned and threatened by the Security Police but not detained.
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 Miep Gies for Opekta.
May 24, 2018 · 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. Johannes Kleiman officially joined as bookkeeper for both Opekta and Pectacon, with Victor Kugler and secretary Bep Voskuijl for Pectacon, and Otto Frank and ...
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Apr 16, 2020 · What happened to Victor Kugler and Johannes Kleiman? In August 1944, Kleiman was arrested with Victor Kugler during the Gestapo raid that arrested the Frank family and four other concealed Jews in the premises on the Prinsengracht.