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Oral history interview with Klaus-Christoph Marloh

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.41 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0041

Klaus-Christoph Marloh, born in 1923 in Hamburg, Germany, describes his father’s support for National Socialism; attending a boarding school in Plön, Germany, which became a Nazi affiliated institution; moving to Celle, Germany in 1939; leaving the Hitler Youth and joining the local SS in 1939; participating in searches at night for escaped prisoners and army deserters, and punishing Polish slave laborers in surrounding villages; volunteering for the military in 1941 and becoming a cadet officer in the navy; serving on a submarine until 1944; experiencing the bombing of Hamburg; witnessing the sinking of the MV Wilhelm Gustloff by a Soviet submarine; serving on a second submarine in 1945; surrendering to the British Army in 1945 in Norway; his internment as a prisoner of war; his return to his home in Berleburg, Germany in 1945; the arrest and internment of his father by the British forces; avoiding arrest and internment by concealing his past activities with the SS and Jungvolk; and his life after the war, including his work helping the relatives of imprisoned Nazi war criminals.

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Klaus-Christoph Marloh
Annette Leo
interview:  2004 March 23
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2023-11-16 08:53:17
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