Raymond L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2746) interviewed by Bob Jacobson and Susanne Glaser
- 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.
- Cite As
- Raymond L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2746). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.