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Oral history interview with Wolf-Heinrich von Finckenstein

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.36 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0036

Wolf-Heinrich von Finckenstein, born in 1918 in Lower Silesia, describes his family and childhood; his membership in the Hitler Youth in 1930, against the wishes of his parents; passing his Abitur in 1937 and deciding to become an officer; starting officer school in 1938; his deployment to France and Yugoslavia in 1940; the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 as a tank officer; being wounded near Dynaburg, and then spending two years at home as an adjutant; returning to the front in 1943 and receiving another injury; his imprisonment by the Soviet forces in 1945; his time in internment camps in the Ukraine near Kiev; his release in 1949; and his life after the war.

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Wolf-Heinrich von Finckenstein
Rosalyn Manowitz
interview:  2004 May 07
interview:  2004 May 11
3 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2023-08-25 09:42:25
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