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Oral history interview with Hans Mommsen

Oral History | Accession Number: 2000.71 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0407

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Hans Mommsen, born in 1930 in Marburg, Germany, describes joining the Deutsches Jungvolk (German Youth Folk) in 1940; remaining a member of the organization for four years; his recollections of being sworn in for the Hitler Youth at an assembly with 800 boys; singing antisemitic songs in the Hitler Youth but not realizing their significance; seeing American troops enter his town on April 22, 1945; completing his doctoral work under Professor Rothfels after the war; acting as a Professor for Contemporary History at the Ruhr-University Bochum from 1968 until 1996; and currently being the Shapiro Senior Fellow in Residence at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Interviewee
Hans Mommsen
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2000 April 04  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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