Fassbender, Edmund

Edmund Fassbender was born in Germany in 1925. He moved to Cologne, where he spent the rest of his years leading up to the war. Edmund joined the Hitler Youth at a young age. Like most young men, he was conscripted at age 18. He was a private, who trained as a sharpshooter. He was sent to numerous fronts but was finally stationed in the Ardennes, where he was captured by Americans. He went to England to be held in US P.O.W Camp. When the war ended in 1945, he was transferred to British P.O.W Camp, where he remained until 1948 because Germans were source of labour for the British.

Edmund was interviewed for this project by Crestwood student Eric Colwill.