Gertrud Lackschewitz Interview, July 25, 2011


Gertrud Lackschewitz


Donna McCrea



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Gertrud Lackschewitz details her childhood and early adulthood in Nazi Germany. She describes her father’s government appointed position with the Nazi Party and her involvement with the Hitler Youth. Lackschewitz describes working for Otto Skorzeny during World War Two, preparing maps for German Special Forces and meeting her husband, who would go on to spend two years in a Russian Prison Camp. She describes finishing her education after the war and moving to the United States.

Document Type

Oral History


Nazi Germany; Hitler Youth; Otto Skorzeny; World War, 1939-1945; German Special Forces; Russian Prison Camps

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana; German



Original Collection

Gertrud Lackschewitz Oral History Project, OH 434, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 434-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (01:38:43 min.) digital + 1 transcript (16 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:38:43 minutes

Local Filename

OH_434_001.mp3; OH_434_001.pdf

Gertrud Lackschewitz Interview, July 25, 2011