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Oral history interview with William Lowenberg

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0470 | RG Number: RG-50.549.01.0024

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William Lowenberg, born August 14, 1926, describes his liberation by the American Army in 1945 from a subcamp of Dachau; diseases and lack of sanitation in the camp; participating in the killing an SS officer; searching for his family after liberation; religious faith within the camps; his postwar living situations; odd jobs he obtained to make money; his struggle to find faith after the war; immigrating to the United States; being drafted into the army during the Korean War; his feelings about being in the army; his reluctance to discuss his past life; his desire to have a normal, American life; his political affiliation; and the reason he chose to write a book about his life.

Interviewee
William J. Lowenberg
Date
1996 September 16  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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