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Robert E. Work collection

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    The collection contains 2 letters by Joseph and Magda Goebbels written from the Führerbunker in Berlin, dated April 28, 1945, addressed to Harald Quandt, son of Magda Goebbels (held in a Allied POW camp); and an interrogation report of Hanna Reitsch, Hitler's personal pilot, written by Robert E. Work, Captain, Air Corps Chief Interrogator, dated November 1, 1945. The interrogation report gives background on how Hanna Reitsch received the letters, German transcriptions, English translations, and Reitsch's evaluations of their content. Also included is a copy photograph portrait of Robert E. Work.
    creation:  1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mitchell R. Work and Joel Work.
    Collection Creator
    Robert Work
    Robert E. Work (1916-2012) was born Heidolf Vierk on August 18, 1916 in Celle, Germany. He immigrated to the United States with his parents and sister in 1923 and settled in California. In 1941 he enlisted with the United States Army Air Corps. He rose to the rank of captain and was a Chief Interrogator for German prisoners-of-war, including Hanna Reitsch, Hitler's personal pilot. He continued to serve with the United Sates Air Force for the duration of his career, and retired as a colonel. Robert was married to Rosalyn Mitchell Work and had two sons, Mitchell Robert and Joel Christopher.

    Physical Details

    German English
    2 folders
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged as two folders.
    Folder 1 of 2: Letters and interrogation report, 1945
    Folder 2 of 2: Photograph of Captain Robert E. Work, undated

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Berlin (Germany)

    Administrative Notes

    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2018 by Joel and Mitchell R. Work, sons of Robert E. Work.
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    2023-02-24 14:36:08
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