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Oral history interview with Heinz R

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.48 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0048

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Heinz R, born in 1923 in Willemsburg, Germany, describes his family and education; his draft in 1940 to the labor force and serving in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany; his transfer to the Todt Organisation in France, where he built barracks on the Weser River; his draft into the Wehrmacht in 1942; his training as a telephone worker and assignment to the Eastern Front; his participation in the Battle of Stalingrad; the amputation of his leg after being wounded; his assignment to work in a Wehrmacht administrative office and his promotion to a non-commissioned officer; his release from military service in 1945; and his life after the war.

Interviewee
Heinz R.
Date
2004 April 19  (interview)
Language
German
Extent
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:51:30
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