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Memoirs, 1924-1964 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1072227
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Simon, Harry, 1924-
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1924-1964 
4 v. 
Summary

Four volumes typescript memoirs covering Harry Simon's childhood and schooling in Hamburgh, his period in the German Army and in a Russian prisoner of War camp, teaching in post war Hamburg and migration to Australia in 1957. Vol. 1 "Growing Up in Hitler Germany" 1924-1943 Vol. 2 "On the losing side" 1943-1946 Vol. 3 "Never again war" 1946-1957" Vol. 4 "Starting a new life in Australia" 1957-1964.

Biography/History

Harry Simon was born in Hamburg, Germany. He was at Teacher Training College when he was called up in 1943. Served in the German Army, the Russian front. He was captured by the Russians at the end of the war and spent time in a camp as a 'Soldier of preparation'. In post war Hamburg he returned to teaching. In 1957 he migrated to Australia and finally settled in Adelaide. His wife and children joined him about 15 months later.

Notes

Manuscript reference: NLA MS 7514.

Subjects Simon, Harry, 1924-  |  Soldiers -- Germany -- Biography.  |  Germans -- South Australia -- Adelaide -- Biography.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, German.  |  Immigrants -- South Australia -- Adelaide -- Biography.  |  Germany -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Time Coverage 1924-1964 
Occupation Soldiers

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