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Oral history interview with Hans Meier

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0155

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    Oral history interview with Hans Meier


    Interview Summary
    Hans Meier, born on March 9, 1902 in Zurich, Switzerland, describes his family; working as an assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Zurich; refusing to join the army because he was a conscientious objector and being imprisoned for three months in 1928; traveling to Berlin, Germany, where he worked as an electrical engineer for a company run by the Weimar Republic; returning to Switzerland in 1930 and joining the Hutterian Brotherhood; going back to Berlin and joining the Bruderhof, a Christian communal movement, in 1933; the Gestapo raiding the Bruderhof's headquarters in 1937 and taking him to prison; being released by a judge's decision and fleeing to Nijmegen, Netherlands; traveling to England in 1938 and continuing to attempt to free other imprisoned Bruderhof members; and fleeing to Paraguay for twenty years before immigrating to the United States and establishing a Hutterian Brotherhood community in Connecticut in 1961.
    Hans Meier
    Linda G. Kuzmack
    interview:  1990 November 07
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

    Rights & Restrictions

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    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Interview can not be used for sale in the Museum Shop.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Meier, Hans, 1902-

    Administrative Notes

    Linda Kuzmack, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Hans Meier on November 7, 1990.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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