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Oral history interview with Hans Mehrle

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.42 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0042

Hans Mehrle, born in 1922 in a Swabian village in Germany, describes his family and childhood; joining the Jungvolk in 1933 and then the Hitler Youth in 1934; joining the army in 1940; his basic training in Brno, Slovakia (Czech Republic); his deployment to the Westwall and participation in the invasion of France; serving on the demarcation lines in France on the border between occupied and Vichy France; his assignment to the occupation regiment in Paris, France; his assignment to the Eastern Front in November of 1941; being wounded in Gotenhafen (Gdynia, Poland) in 1945; his evacuation by ship to Denmark; becoming a prisoner of war under the British forces; his release and return home in 1946; and his life after the war.

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Hans Mehrle
Rosalyn Manowitz
interview:  2004 May 10
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 15:52:37
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