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Oral history interview with Kurt Hacker

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.73.25 | RG Number: RG-50.569.0025

Kurt Hacker describes his childhood in Austria; his interest in leftist ideals; fleeing to Belgium in 1938 and joining the underground; his arrest in 1941 and being sent to a German prison; his deportation to Auschwitz as a political prisoner and remaining there until 1945; working as a printer in the camps; becoming ill in 1944 and having to stay in the sick barracks; his experiences with particular SS men who were kind to him; working for an SS painter from Munich; and his views on the work of Doctor Mengele.


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Interviewee
Kurt Hacker
Date
interview:  1975 February 03
Language
German
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:36:43
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