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Oral history interview with Hans Schmid

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.90 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0090

Hans Schmid, born in 1928 in Landsberg am Lech, Germany, describes his family, including their move to Munich in 1937; his father’s refusal to join the Nazi Party; his education in Munich; the treatment of the Jewish community in Munich, including harassment and pogroms of November 1938; his time in the Hitler Youth; being sent to Oberlausitz (Upper Lusatia) as an aid to the Luftwaffe in 1944; Soviet prisoners of war; returning home in 1945; witnessing a death march; staying in a discharge camp in Pilsenhofen-in-Allgaeu in 1945; his father’s involvement in the denazification process after the war; and his life after the war.

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Dr. Hans Schmid
Boris Neusius
Wendy Lower Ph.D.
interview:  2011 April 14
1 digital files : MPEG-2.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2021-02-16 15:52:38
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