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Falsified personal history submitted by Josef Perjell (Solly Perel) while he was in a Hitler Youth training facility in Braunschweig.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 64294

Falsified personal history submitted by Josef Perjell (Solly Perel) while he was in a Hitler Youth training facility in Braunschweig.

He writes,"I was born on December 21, 1925 in Garten / Wilma. My father was employed as a weaver/tailor in the factory, and my mother stayed at home. In 1939, while I was still a child, I began attending elementary school. When I was 11 years old, my father died. After that, the school year passed happily. After I had completed elementary school, I went on to the middle school. During this time, on September 17, 1939, the Russians occupied our area. Nevertheless I was able to continue my education. The courses were taught in Russian, so during the time of occupation I learned the Russian language. After a difficult battle, I learned that my mother had been taken by the Russians in May of 1941. A month later, after war was declared and German troops occupied Garten I registered right away as [indecipherable] in the German army. I was assigned to a defense battalion in the tank division. I performed very well in all operations in the middle and northern areas of the Eastern front; for this I received a certificate. On October 1, 1942, I was released from the army until further notice. From the NSDAP (Nazi Party) Reval I went to Berlin and then from there to Braunschweig to work in the Volkswagen factory."

Date
1943 - 1944
Variant Locale
Brunswick
Photo Designation
RESCUERS & RESCUED -- Germany
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Shlomo (Solly) Perel
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Record last modified: 2005-01-28 00:00:00
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