Interview with Ingrid Dennull

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Interview with Ingrid Dennull

Description

Ingrid Dennull reminisces about her wartime experiences in Berlin and then as an evacuee and teacher in East Prussia. She recounts various episodes related to the Dresden attack and its aftermath: seeing from a distance the target indicators, dubbed “Christmas trees” falling over Dresden; evacuees lodged in schools and farms; mentions people from Wroclaw and Silesia among the casualties; herself hiding in a barnhouse together with other women from Russian troops. Ingrid remembers various episodes from wartime Berlin: blackout measures; disposing of incendiary bombs; food rationing; strictly opposing entering the League of German Girls; disruption of train lines; her time spent in a shelter; a friend of hers being killed in an air attack at the end of the war in Potsdam. Gives a vivid account of her trip from Dresden back to Berlin. Tells of her father, a member of the Confessioning Church, serving in the military postal service in France and elsewhere. Tells of how many people she knew privately opposing Hitler, but publicly supporting him. Recounts her life and time as a teacher in postwar Berlin.

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Date

2018-06-18

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01:34:49 audio recording

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ADennullIGE180622

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Citation

Peter Schulze, “Interview with Ingrid Dennull,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 1, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9436.

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