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Oral history interview with Dieter Schutze

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.15 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0015

Dieter Schutze, born in 1934 in Angermünde, Germany, describes his family and childhood; his father’s draft into the German Army in 1939; beginning school in Angermünde in 1940; the establishment of a prisoner of war camp in the garden of his parents' resort, and the French and Soviet inmates kept there; his entry into the Jungvolk; the bombing of his town in 1944; hiding during the bombing in the basement of a neighbor who was rumored to be Jewish; attending a Nazi-run boarding school in Feldafing, Germany from 1944 to 1945; the arrival of American troops in Feldafing; fleeing to the British occupation zone; locating his grandparents and siblings in Mücheln, Germany in 1945; the Red Army taking his mother; the internment of his father in the American or British occupation zone; and his life after the war.

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Schutze, Dieter
Nooke, Maria
interview:  1999 May 03
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:09:59
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