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Oral history interview with Carl Heinz Kneuman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1984.1.1.11 | RG Number: RG-50.157.0011

Carl Heinz Kneuman, born in Bydgoszcs, Poland in 1922 (note that Mr. Kneuman dedicates his interview to Dr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Heubner), describes moving to Berlin, Germany in 1932; his sister getting married and moving to the United States; Dr. Wolfgang Heubner discovering that his institute was being used as a clearinghouse where humans were being used as guinea pigs for new medications; the country’s general strife at the time; hearing about the activities of Kristallnacht in 1938 from his sister, who arrived home completely upset by what she’d seen; how both his father and mother were active in helping Jews escape, as they could not tolerate injustice; the political terror at that time; his father being involved in the black market and how the highest-priced commodity at the time was saccharine since sugar was not available; becoming a journalist because of his experiences during the war; and helping French co-workers who were working with the Danish resistance groups.


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Interviewee
Carl H. Kneuman
Interviewer
Marsha French
Date
interview:  1984 September 19
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Council
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-24 14:47:16
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