Theodor Tröll

Title

Theodor Tröll

Description

Theodor Tröll's account of the events at Untere Königstraße.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Achive

Date

1944-03-15

Contributor

Harry Ziegler

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Record 37
BKasselVdObmv10037

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Transcription

Translated from the original in German: Present is Mr Theodor Tröll, of Stifterstraße 7, and makes the following statement:
When I went through the city, on Saturday, 23 October, towards 11 o’clock, everything was full of soot and smoke. The sun was darkened by the plumes of the smouldering fires. So I came down Königstraße. Approximately opposite the cheesemongers Weber, salvage crews were in the process of opening a buried cellar exit. A woman was the first to exit from the cave, looked around herself in bewilderment, dazed and blinded by the new daylight, and then went down Königstraße to Holländische Platz. Then a small child crawled out from the underworld. It was a girl of about 6 or 8. She wore tracksuit bottoms and dirty coat, the way you prepare yourself for a raid. She looked around and shouted: “Where is my mum?” A younger woman came who had probably also been looking for missing relatives. She said to the child: “Come with me!” took her by the hand and disappeared with the little one towards Königsplatz.

Citation

Vermisstensuchstelle des Oberbürgermeisters der Stadt Kassel, “Theodor Tröll,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 13, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/8694.

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