Oral history interview with Anthony Acevedo
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- Record Type:
- Oral History
- Interview Summary:
- Anthony C. Acevedo, born in San Bernardino, CA in July 31, 1924, discusses his experience as a medic with the US Army's 275th Infantry Regiment of the 70th Infantry Division, Company B during World War II; his capture by the Germans and time as a prisoner of war; how he endured torture, forced marches, and near starvation; how, because of his background as a Mexican American, he was singled out along with several hundred fellow soldiers for transfer from their POW camp to Berga an der Elster, a section of Buchenwald concentration camp; his responsibility in the camp for caring for his fellow prisoners; recording in a small diary the names and numbers of those who died so their sacrifices would be remembered; and being liberated during a death march in spring 1945 when German guards abandoned him and his fellow prisoners in the face of approaching American forces.
2010 October 13
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- Accession Number:
5 videocassettes (MiniDV).
- The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum conducted the interview with Anthony Acevedo in Washington, D.C. on October 13, 2010. The interview was transferred to United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch in March 2011.
- Ms. Kyra Schuster
- Legal Status:
- Permanent Collection
- Corporate Name:
Berga (Concentration camp)
Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 70th.
- Personal Name:
Acevedo, Anthony, 1924-
- Topical Term:
Death march survivors.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Mexican American soldiers.
Prisoners of war--Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945--Veterans--United States.
- Conditions on Access:
- No restrictions on access
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- No restrictions on use
- Record last modified: 2015-06-30 16:31:15