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Oral history interview with Benedikt Oettl

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.402.12 | RG Number: RG-50.654.0012

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Benedikt Oettl, born in 1926 in Passeiertal, South Tyrol, describes the imprisonment of his family in Bozen as a result of his brother deserting the German military; how the enforcement of the Sippenhaft (kin liability) depended on the whims of the Nazi mayor; his forced labor working on rail tracks near Bozen; witnessing the torture and executions of prisoners in the lager; how the Italian Jewish prisoners in the camp were treated harshly and eventually sent to Dachau; how his own treatment as a German was not terrible; how after the war victims and perpetrators had to live with each other again; and the presence of a suspected former member of the SS in his village after the war.

Interviewee
Benedikt Oettl
Interviewer
Gerald Steinacher
Date
2011 May 11  (interview)
Language
German
Extent
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:42:59
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