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Oral history interview with Max Hollweg

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0124.22 | RG Number: RG-50.028.0022

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Max Hollweg, born in Ramscheid, Germany in 1910, discusses his parents; his 18 siblings; being a missionary in Czechoslovakia in 1933; living in Prague (Czech Republic) for two years; being arrested during a journey from Prague to Zlin; being taken to Glatz, Germany (Klodzko, Poland); returning home; the Nazi persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses; working as a gardener while also working in the underground; being arrested several times; being taken into protective custody in 1938 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany; being sent to Buchenwald concentration camp; being beaten upon his arrival at the camp; other inmates; being sick in the camp; being operated on without anesthesia; being taken to Niederhagen in May 1940; being taken to Wewelsburg to work in Himmler's castle near Paderborn, Germany and remaining there for five years; being freed by black American troops; working with the department of health of the city of Büren; and deciding not to write a book about his experiences.

Interviewee
Max E. Hollweg
Interviewer
Robert Buckley
Date
1990 April 25  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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