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Oral history interview with Heinz Jander

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.58 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0058

Heinz Jander, born in Germany, describes his studies in medicine and time in the United States prior to WWII; his experiences in the United States as a German citizen; his decision to return to Germany in the event of war; his draft into the German army; his role installing telephone wires in Posen (Poznań, Poland); the poor treatment of Polish civilians by German soldiers; professors of medicine from his medical studies in Strasbourg, who conducted human experiments in the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp; his graduation in 1944 and order to report to the village of Mühldorf, Germany for defense against American forces; his transfer to Chieming, Germany by American forces; his reactions when first confronted with the cruelties of the Holocaust; and his life after the war.


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Interviewee
Heinz Jander
Interviewer
Selma Dubnick
Henry Kaplowitz
Date
interview:  2004 July 27
Language
German
Extent
5 videocassettes (MiniDV).
2 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 15:44:51
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