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Kenneth Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1485) interviewed by Susan Rosenstein and Roberta Kahn

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1485

Videotape testimony of Kenneth Z., who was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1917. He recalls his medical education; marriage in 1941; enlistment in the Army Air Force in 1943; and serving as the surgeon for the 8th Armored Division's 399th Field Artillery as they crossed the English Channel in January 1945, progressed through France, Holland, and Germany, and crossed the Rhine on March 27th. He recounts establishing a medical station in Langenstein; entering a nearby concentration camp; his horror at the inmates' condition and mass graves; efforts to help the prisoners; witnessing the killing of a Nazi camp official by some prisoners; and later caring for residents of a displaced persons camp. He shows photographs taken in the concentration camp.

Author/Creator
Z., Kenneth, 1917-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
Interview Date
March 22, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Kenneth Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1485). 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/1088183
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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