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Raymond L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2746) interviewed by Bob Jacobson and Susanne Glaser

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2746

Videotape testimony of Raymond L., who was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1919. He recalls his training in the United States Army; advancing through France and Germany with the Sixth Armored Division; learning that a prisoner-of-war camp was found; seeing living "skeletons" in stripped clothes on an ambulence when passing the camp; learning the camp was for civilians; the revolting smell in the 'living quarters' when he revisited the camp; and his trauma upon seeing a room full of children's shoes, the crematoria, and human ashes. Mr. L. notes he had no prior knowledge of what he encountered at Buchenwald; details of the physical conditions; communicating with the prisoners by touching hands to show empathy; the American orders for local civilians to visit the camp; and his desire to "impress this on his mind" so it would not be forgotten.

L., Raymond, 1919-
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1994
Interview Date
June 12, 1994.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; nd 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Raymond L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2746). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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