Hermann and Lotte Termeer Oral
8 cassette tapes, 1 transcript
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Processed by: Jennifer Duplaga, December 2004
Hermann Termeer was born in Germany on September 5, 1911. His future wife, Lotte, was born in Hattingen an der Ruhr on May 27, 1922. As a child, Lotte was a member of the Bund Deutscher Mädchen, the female counterpart of the Hitler Youth. Both Hermann and Lotte worked for the German Sinclair Petroleum Group until its closure in 1935. Hermann served with the German army until an injury resulted in the amputation of a foot.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection contains the materials collected by Berthold Riesterer during his oral history interview with Hermann and Lotte Termeer in May 1980 on the German island of Borkum. Included in this collection are the 8 tapes of the interview, and a transcript of their conversations. All items in this collection are in German.
This interview covers various topics about life in Germany during World War II. Topics include: Crystal night, the Jews, the rise of Hitler, life on the home front, the murder at the German embassy in Paris, the army, etc.
1933-1945 Transcript 1933-1935 Tape 1 1936 Tape 2 1938 Tape 3 1939-1940 Tape 4 1940-1941 Tape 5 1941-1943 Tape 6 1943-1944 Tape 7 1945 Tape 8
|Size of Collection:||8 cassette tapes, 1 transcript|
|Provenance:||Hermann and Lotte Termeer, 6 July 1981|
|Restrictions:||This collection may only be viewed with the prior permission of Berthold Riesterer, Hermann Termeer and Lotte Termeer.|
|Reproduction Rights:||Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.|
|Related Holdings:||S3272, Hermann and Lotte Termeer Papers|
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