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Oral history interview with Hans Meier

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0155

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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.

Interviewee
Hans Meier
Interviewer
Linda G. Kuzmack
Date
1990 November 07  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:05:31
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