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Oral history interview with Heinz R

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.49 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0049

Heinz R, born in 1926 in Wriezen, Germany, describes his family and education; his membership in the Jungvolk and the Hitler Youth; the death of his brother during the Battle of Stalingrad; enlisting in the Reich Labor Front in Austria in 1943, and then in the Wehrmacht; his enrollment in cadet school in Kolberg, Germany, and his assignment to the 5th Jäger Division in Ulm, Germany; stories about the brutal means of combat employed by both sides; his transfer to the Eastern Front in 1944; the retreat of the Wehrmacht to East Prussia; crimes committed by Soviet soldiers; fighting at the Elbe River in 1945; getting wounded and being treated in a hospital in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany; being taken prisoner by British forces; his release three months later; his return to his parents’ home in Wriezen, Germany; and his life after the war.

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Heinz R.
Rhoda G. Lewin
interview:  2004 February 26
2 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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