Robert K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1463) interviewed by Susan Rosenstein and Norman Demick
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
- Interview Date
- February 14, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Robert K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1463). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Robert K., who was born in New York in 1920. He recalls enlisting in the United States Army at age twenty-one; assignment to the 101st Cavalry Reconnaissance; entering Europe shortly after D Day; receiving radio orders to proceed to a concentration camp in April 1945; prisoners wearing striped uniforms; mounds of smoldering bodies; smoking chimneys; giving the prisoners food; leaving the camp when they were relieved by other soldiers; and learning later that it had been Landsberg concentration camp. Mr. K. recounts his reaction of disbelief upon entering Landsberg and reads from a letter written by his army chaplain describing the camp and recounting converations with survivors who told of poisonings, gassing and other atrocities.