CPS Worker 003473 - Goering, Paul L.
Birth year: 1922
Denomination: Mennonite General Conference
Original occupation: Business Student
Drafted from: Moundridge , Kansas, United States
Entered CPS: 6 15, 1943
Left CPS: 6 17, 1946
Goering, reflecting later on his experiences at Cleveland State Hospital, reported poor conditions including incontinent patients, a lack of cleanliness, and the presence of cockroaches. He further wrote, “...the boredom and feeling of oppression and depression was very overwhelming. You’d have to struggle as a worker not to succumb to all of this yourself”.
--Taken from an interview with K. Goering December 26, 1975. As reported in Steven J. Taylor, Acts of Conscience: World War II, Mental Institutions, and Religious Objectors. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2009. p206.