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Oral history interview with Erwin Huber

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.6 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0006

Erwin Huber, born in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia in 1932, discusses his family life; growing up with a Croatian mother and German father; his education at a German school; prewar relations among Croats, Serbs, and Germans; joining the Hitler Youth; moving to Croatia in 1941 because of his father’s job; his father’s career as the director of a cooperative farm; his father being called up as an army officer in Macedonia; escaping from the American Army to Schärding, Austria in 1944 with his family; the consequences for his family when his father was denounced as an SS officer in 1945; crossing the border illegally; living in a refugee camp; settling in Tuttlingen, Germany; embarking on an apprenticeship; his marriage and children; his family’s feelings about being refugees after the war; his father’s and uncle’s roles in Nazism and the SS; and his memories of anti-Jewish legislation and a camp where partisans were imprisoned.

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Erwin Huber
Bettina Volter
interview:  1999 February 11
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2021-02-16 15:52:36
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