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Oral history interview with Hans Rudolf Meyer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.23 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0023

Hans Rudolf Meyer, born in 1921 in Giessen, Germany, describes his family history; his membership to the Jungvolk where he held a leadership role; his early understanding that the concentration camps were for reeducation; the sight of burning synagogues on Reichsprogromnacht; his graduation from high school in 1940; joining the army in 1940; being stationed in Africa; feeling fortunate that he did not have to go to the Soviet Union; his status as a prisoner of war under the British from 1943 to 1948; his life after the war; and his encounters with Jews that shaped his understanding of the Third Reich and the Holocaust.

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Hans R. Meyer
interview:  2001 July 24
4 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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