Germany 19

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 80

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 21/06/1934

PLACE OF BIRTH: Dramburg, Pomerania, Germany (now Drowsko Pomorskie, Poland)

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: German

OCCUPATION: retired upholsterer

EDUCATION: high school

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

After living in Leipzig and Dusseldorf (Germany), speaker moved to Edmonton, Calgary (Canada), and then to Southern California, in the United States. Please note that the subject’s birthplace is now in northwestern Poland but was in Germany at the time of his birth. Because he identifies himself as German and also lived in Leipzig and Dusseldorf, we have classified him as German, not Polish.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Tyler Cass (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 09/04/2015

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DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

It was, uh, we found out later on it was a hunt, a hunting, uh, cabin — uh, actually a restaurant but, uh, uh, usually for the people that, uh, went hunting in that area. Uh, we drove up there, nobody around, except there was a shep-, a shepherd dog right on, uh, the entry there. [unintelligible] First were a little bit, uh, concerned about it; it was not a wolf or a coyote — it was a shepherd dog. Kind of seems like he was friendly. Uh, we didn’t see anybody else around, so. But we made the wrong turn. We went into, uh, towards the wrong — we didn’t go to the entry, uh, door; we went to toward another door. All of a sudden that dog was in front of us, uh, showing his teeth. His hair went up, and, uh, he was — he wouldn’t let us not one step into the wrong direction. So we turned back finally; uh, we entered the, uh, hall there; uh, nobody on the desk. We rang the bell; a gentleman came, and we, uh, we got a, we got a room there.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Tyler Cass (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 17/12/2015

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