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Oral history interview with Gunter Haimann

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2007.206 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0171

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    Oral history interview with Gunter Haimann


    Interview Summary
    Gunter Haimann, born on January 26, 1922 in Koblenz, Germany, describes his childhood and family; his parents deciding that it was time to leave Germany in the beginning of 1937, when Jewish children were banned from public schools; immigrating to the United States and living with his aunt in Queens, New York; attending high school and night school to learn English; graduating in June 1941 and finding a job at an auto shop; his draft into the army at the beginning of the war and being trained as an interrogator; teaching interrogating techniques at Camp Ritchie in Maryland; his transfer into the 101st Airborne; going to England and jumping on D-Day and landing in Carentan, France; serving with the 101st for the remainder of the war; receiving a Purple Heart after being wounded in Bastogne, Belgium; not taking religion in to account while he was fighting; jumping onto Holland on Rosh Hashonah in 1944; going into Düsseldorf, Germany; finding Hitler’s stationary and using it to write letters; going to Austria and finding Mr. and Mrs. Goering and speaking with Mrs. Goering; seeing Holocaust survivors walking home; returning to the United States and starting a luncheonette business; and meeting his wife and having three children.
    Mr. Gunter Haimann
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  2001 January 10

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Gunter Haimann on August 6, 2007. The interview was received by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives Branch in August 2007.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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