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Oral history interview with Max Hollweg

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

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    Oral history interview with Max Hollweg


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Max E. Hollweg
    Robert Buckley
    interview:  1990 April 25

    Physical Details

    2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Hollweg, Max, 1910-

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Oral History Branch, in cooperation with Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, Inc., produced the interview with Max Hollweg on April 25, 1990.
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