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Oral history interview with Josef Filipp

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0124.17 | RG Number: RG-50.028.0017

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Josef Filipp, born March 27, 1926 in Vienna, Austria, discusses his Roman Catholic family; having an older brother, who served as a Marine in WWII; his older sister, Therese, who eventually became a Jehovah's Witness; working between 1943 and 1944 in the "Arbeitsdienst" (work service); cleaning up the streets after a bomb attack and later working in the flak division of the air force; being transferred in 1944 to the Waffen-SS and sent to fight in Italy and on the Western front; being severely injured and eventually captured by American troops and sent to Luxembourg for surgery; being sent to Elberfeld, Germany; being sent to Graz, Austria, where he was dismissed; his war experiences turning him away from religion and church; and becoming a Jehovah's Witness at a later point in his life.

Interviewee
Josef Filipp
Interviewer
Robert Buckley
Date
1990 June 01  (interview)
Language
German
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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