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West German Mission, approximately 2000-2011

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8956 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains autobiographical writings and diaries of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who lived in West Germany before and during World War II. Also contains transcripts of interviews conducted by Roger Minert with these members between approximately 2000 and 2011. All materials written and collected in preparation for the publishing of Minert's books on the subject.


  • approximately 2000-2011


Language of Materials

Materials are in both English and German.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from the Reference Services at

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Roger Phillip Minert was born on March 8th, 1952, in Lincoln, Nebraska. From the age of 19 to 23, Roger lived in West Germany and Austria. He went on to study German at Brigham Young University, graudating with a BA in 1977. After teaching German at a high school and working as a financial analyst for a few years, he earned his MA in German Literature from Ohio State University and later a PhD in German language history from the same school. He later became a professor of family history at BYU.

Roger has written over 120 books and articles on German language and history, and spoken at numerous genealogy conferences. He is especially well-known for his work as a professional genealogist. Roger married Jeanne Gardner. They have four daughters.


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