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Oral history interview with Friedrich Grosse

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.4 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0004

Friedrich Grosse, born on October 15, 1913 in Hesserode, Nordhausen, Germany, describes his three older siblings; his father and mother; attending school; being a barber’s apprentice 1930 to 1934 in Nordhausen; being drafted in 1939 into the Army Flak unit (anti-aircraft); being stationed until 1943 at air bases in Nordhausen, Koelleda, Espenhain, and Boehlen; being assigned to Dawision in 1943 then Ljubljana; being sent to Italy in the fall of 1943; getting married in January 15, 1944; participating in the battle of Monte Cassino; being wounded in the knee while transporting ammunition on June 18, 1944 and spending several weeks in a hospital; being awarded the Iron Cross, second class; defending a bridge in Ferrara between October 1944 and April 1945; being a prisoner of war from April 24, 1945 to December 1946; going to Zwenkau, where his wife lived; moving to Hesserode in 1949 then Nordhausen in 1985; and his wife’s death in 1992.

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Grosse, Friedrich
Nooke, Maria
interview:  1999 February 17
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:51:38
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