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Oral history interview with Paul Korte

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.39 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0039

Paul Korte, born in 1921 in Lüchtringen, Germany, describes his family background and education; the beating and torturing of a Jewish doctor on Kristallnacht; being drafted into the armored regiment in 1940 and training as a radio operator in Hamm and Herford; his experiences on the Eastern Front where he found support from Ukrainian and Russian townspeople; his imprisonment by the Red Army in 1945, including his time in different concentration camps in Lithuania and the Soviet Union; his release in 1948; and his life after the war.


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Interviewee
Paul Korte
Interviewer
Rosalyn Manowitz
Date
interview:  2004 May 17
interview:  2004 June 08
Language
German
Extent
5 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
 
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:44:46
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