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Oral history interview with Ruprecht von Poncet

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.27 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0027

Ruprecht von Poncet, born in 1929 in Gross-Koelzig, Germany, describes his family’s political orientation; his membership in the Hitler Youth and attendance at a Hitler Youth pre-military school; his promotion in 1944 to platoon leader; his recruitment to a military preparatory camp in Guben, Germany for Operation Werwolf; applying for entry to the navy rather than the SS; his membership in the Volkssturm in early 1945, including his stationing in Gross Koelzig, and then Tschernitz, Germany; his arrest in 1945 by Soviet soldiers under suspicion of Werwolf involvement; his imprisonment from 1945 to 1948, and then flight west; and his life after the war, including his employment and family events.

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Ruprecht von Poncet
interview:  2001 May 09
5 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2023-08-25 12:26:11
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