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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

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

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.

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