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Oral history interview with Alois Zoschg

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.402.11 | RG Number: RG-50.654.0011

Alois Zoschg, born in 1926 in St. Nikolaus in Ulten in Italy, describes his draft into the SS Polizei Regiment Brixen in 1944; his decision not to desert because his mother would have been imprisoned; the refusal of many of the young recruits to swear allegiance to Hitler; his assignment to the SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division in Silesia to fight the Soviets; witnessing the shooting of many German prisoners at the end of the war; his imprisonment as a POW by the Soviets at Auschwitz in 1945; conditions at the camp including hunger, forced labor, and a barrack full of female hair; and his release in late 1945 to return home to South Tyrol.

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Alois Zoschg
Gerald Steinacher
interview:  2011 April 10
2 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:48:40
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