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Robert C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1119) interviewed by Richard Adelman and Harriet Tarnor Wacks

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1119

Videotape testimony of Robert C., who served in the United States 1st Army, 104th (Timberwolf) Division during World War II. He recalls the division's rapid progress toward the Elbe River; arrival at Nordhausen concentration camp shortly after liberation, where he remained for about a half hour; seeing emaciated, numb inmates wandering out through the gates; deciding not to enter the camp alone; and continuing with his division east. He discusses the importance of preventing a recurrence by keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive and notes his division will soon complete its history, including photographs of Nordhausen.

Author/Creator
C., Robert, 1926-
Published
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1987
Interview Date
December 18, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Robert C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1119). 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/1093072
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:12:00
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