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Albert M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1629) interviewed by Norman Demick and Jody Maier

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1629

Videotape testimony of Albert M., who was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1922. He recalls his military service beginning in 1942; transport to Scotland; and his battalion's progress from Omaha Beach east through the Ardennes. Mr. M. describes his arrival at Buchenwald in April 1945; complete lack of knowledge about such camps; the soldiers' shock at seeing piles of bodies; the horrible stench; the horrendous state of the survivors; and feigned ignorance of the local Germans. He notes an encounter with a German woman in another town who led him to a Jew in hiding. He discusses the permanence of his memories of Buchenwald and the importance of conveying the existence of such horrors to others.

Author/Creator
M., Albert, 1922-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1991
Interview Date
September 26, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Albert M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1629). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1087037
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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