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Oral history interview with Remy Schrijnen

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.51 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0051

Remy Schrijnen, born in December 1921, describes his family; his life after WWII began; meeting a soldier who had a great influence on his life; volunteering as a laborer when Belgium surrendered;
Being sent to Kempten im Allgau, Germany, where he worked for the railway and lived with a German family; his efforts to join the Waffen-SS and finally being accepted in 1942 as a messenger; his unit fighting on the eastern front; details about his unit’s movement and combat with the partisans; being injured several times; being in a Belgian prison until 1951 for being in the Waffen-SS; being imprisoned from 1953 to 1955 because he had taken part in a demonstration; going to Germany in 1962; working as a laborer in Hagen; and his thoughts on politics and the Holocaust.


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Interviewee
Remy Schrijnen
Interviewer
Rhoda G. Lewin
Date
interview:  2004 February 07
Language
German
Extent
3 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
 
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:44:49
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