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Oral history interview with Günter Halm

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.37 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0037

Günter Halm, born in 1922 in Elze, Germany, describes his family background and childhood; his membership in the Deutsche Jungvolk and the Hitler Youth; his apprenticeship as a machinist in 1939; passing his examination as a schlosser geselle (journeyman) in 1941; volunteering for the tank grenadiers and joining them in 1942; receiving decorations for his performance in a battle with the British; taking an officer course in 1943 and 1944; his promotion to lieutenant; his deployment to France in 1944 to fight the D-Day invasion; his capture in August 1944 by American soldiers; being brought to the United States where he was held in a camp near Alpha, Oklahoma; being brought to La Motte to work in 1945; his release and return home in 1946; finding his parents alive; and his life after the war.

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Günter Halm
Rosalyn Manowitz
interview:  2004 April 28
3 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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