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Oral history interview with Hans Werner Kusserow

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0124.30 | RG Number: RG-50.028.0030

Hans Werner Kusserow, born in 1928 in Bochum, Germany, describes his parents, who were both Jehovah's Witnesses; his ten siblings; his family being subjected to frequent Gestapo house searches after 1933; experiencing trouble with teachers and students in school; being placed with his younger brother in a "reform school" in Dorsten, Germany in 1939; being taken to Nettelstedt (district in Lübbecke, Germany) and placed in a family under the constant observation of the Gestapo; being separated from his brother and finally placed in a foster family in Etten (possibly Etten, Netherlands); English troops occupying Etten in 1945; and being able to return home to his family, where he found out that two of his older brothers had been executed.


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Interviewee
Hans W. Kusserow
Interviewer
Robert Buckley
Date
interview:  1991 July 18
Language
German
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
 
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