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Oral history interview with Klaus D

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.34 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0034

Klaus D, born in 1916 in Silesia, Poland, describes his family background and education; moving to Danzig in 1935 to study engineering science; joining the SS Heimwehr Danzig (Gdańsk, Poland) in 1939; his deployment to France in 1940; returning to Germany to the Ersatzbatallion in Breslau (Wroclaw, Poland); being assigned to Auschwitz as a guard; serving on the ramp; working in the political department; his marriage in 1943; working in a factory after his time at Auschwitz in 1944; fleeing to Munich, Germany in 1945 under a false name; and his life after the war, including his work, second marriage, and children.

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Klaus D.
Rosalyn Manowitz
interview:  2004 May 25
interview:  2004 June 01
6 sound cassettes (90 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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