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Oral history interview with Charles Schuster

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0124.70 | RG Number: RG-50.028.0070

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    Oral history interview with Charles Schuster


    Interview Summary
    Charles Schuster, born on August 3, 1920 in Algrange, Moselle, France, describes Jehovah’s Witness resistance to Nazi occupation; being drafted in 1943 into “Service du travail obligatoire”; completing the training, reporting to the base, and refusing to serve; being arrested; being imprisoned in Marne, Rellinghausen, Münster, and finally in Essen, all in Westfalen, where he was sentenced to four years of hard labor; being sent to hard labor camp in Langenberg; being assigned to a factory making pre-fabricated housing; the attempts by the Gestapo to force him to say “Heil Hitler” and the biblical references that forbade him to do so; experiencing harassment from the Gestapo but eventually being left alone; being liberated on April 1, 1945; and returning to Lille, France by a prisoner convoy on April 15, 1945.
    Charles Schuster
    Robert Buckley
    interview:  1994 May 17

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (Betacam SP).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Schuster, Charles.

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Oral History Branch, in cooperation with Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, Inc. produced the interview with Charles Schuster on May 17, 1994.
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