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Robert K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1463) interviewed by Susan Rosenstein and Norman Demick

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1463

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.

Author/Creator
K., Robert, 1920-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
Interview Date
February 14, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1089235
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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