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Oral history interview with Meinhard von Ow

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.44 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0044

Meinhard von Ow, born in 1922 in Germany, describes his family background and education; his Catholic upbringing; his family's dislike of Hitler; joining the Marianen Studenten kongregation, an organization of Jesuits; his father being fired from his job after making anti-Nazi remarks; joining the Hitler Youth in 1936; entering the military in 1940; his assignment as a radio operator and his time in Reims, France, where he saw many refugees; his transfer to the Eastern Front in 1941; being wounded near Charkov and staying in a hospital; attending military school in Vienna, Austria in 1943; his deployment to Greece; the withdrawal of German forces; and his life after the war.

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Meinhard von Ow
Rosalyn Manowitz
interview:  2004 July 21
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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