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Oral history interview with Egmont Fortun

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.19 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0019

Egmont Fortun, born in 1921 in Arnstadt, Germany, describes his family and their political beliefs; living in Grossbreitenbach, Germany and then moving to Berlin, Germany; the disappearance of his two Jewish classmates; his membership in the Young Folk of the Hitler Youth from 1934 to 1939; joining the army in 1940; volunteering for the position of cadet officer; being stationed in Bamberg, Germany in the substitute armored troop division; his fighting in the Russian campaign; getting wounded and then being stationed in France; volunteering to fight in the Africa Corps; being stationed in Naples, Italy for three months; being stationed in Tunisia in 1942; being held as a prisoner of war in Egypt in 1943 by British soldiers; his release from a prisoner of war camp in Munz in 1948; his decorations of honor; and his life after the war.

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Egmont Fortun
interview:  2001 August 10
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2021-02-16 15:52:36
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