Oral history interview with Heinz Droβel
Heinz Droβel (Drossel), born in 1916 in Berlin, Germany, describes his memories of when the Nazis came to power; participating with his parents in acts of civil disobedience against the Nazi policies; being drafted into the military in 1939 when it was discovered that he was not a member of any Nazi organizations; serving on the French and Russian fronts as an officer; witnessing on July 9, 1941 the aftermath of a mass shooting; continuing to help Jews when he could; saving a Jewish woman, whom he later married, from suicide; assisting a Jewish family in finding a hiding place in Berlin; and being named Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem in September 2001.
- Heinz Drossel
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