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Oral history interview with Hubert Mattischek

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0124.40 | RG Number: RG-50.028.0040

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Hubert Mattischek, born October 29, 1919 in Hamburg, Germany, describes his parents, who became Jehovah's Witnesses the year he was born; his three brothers; living in Altnach-Buchheim, Upper Austria in 1933, learning to be a painter; being arrested in 1939 and imprisoned in Linz, Austria; being sent to Dachau, where he stayed for six months and worked on construction; being sent to Mauthausen and worked there at the stone quarries until he eventually received training as a stonemason; other J.W. prisoners keeping a hidden bible; having readings and discussions; sometimes obtaining a copy of the "Watch Tower"; being transferred to Gusen in 1942-1943 and working in the stone quarries; helping to build the tunnels which were to house the construction of war planes; being liberated by American troops under the command of Generals Clay and Levy in 1945; staying in the camp for two more months under the care of the Red Cross; receiving identification documents from the Americans; and all his family surviving the concentration camps except for one brother.

Interviewee
Hubert Mattischek
Interviewer
Robert Buckley
Date
1990 May 02  (interview)
Language
German
Extent
2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..