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Oral history interview with Peter Lachmund

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.62 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0062

Peter Lachmund, born in 1927 in Schwerin, Germany, describes his family and education, his father's dismissal from his law post in 1933 and the declaration that he was an opponent of the Nazi regime; his father's interrrogation by the Gestapo; his membership in the Hitler Youth; subversive activity by one of his teachers; his mother's aid to Jewish civilians; visiting a ghetto in Lithuania; the treatment of Soviet prisoners of war; his work in the Reicharbeitsdienst and German Armed Forces; German soldiers attempting to avoid capture from the advancing Soviet Army; his father's imprisonment; and his life after the war.

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Peter Lachmund
Selma Dubnick
Henry Kaplowitz
interview:  2005 March 11
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2023-11-16 08:53:25
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