A recently posted project of life histories of German youth who grew up during National Socialism features the story of our cousin, Charles Hannam, nee Karl Hirschland. We previously told Charles’ story here and here.
The German Youth site is in German, but is roughly translated by Google through using the Chrome browser. Here is the full link to cut and paste into Chrome.
The Youth site itself is worth browsing for the heartrending stories of other young people in Germany from World War I through World War II.
Much thanks to Fabio for this link, whose contemporary photos of Essen are featured here.