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William H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2265) interviewed by Steven Paul Cohen and Zelda Kaplan

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2265

Videotape testimony of William H., who was born in 1916. He recounts his medical education; enlistment in the United States Army Medical Corps; sailing on the Queen Elizabeth to England in May 1943; caring for field casualties; and entering Germany in January 1945. Dr. H. describes his disbelief upon entering Buchenwald on April 21, 1945; walking through Buchenwald with a Catholic priest and a Belgian officer; and seeing debilitated survivors in the barracks and corpses of women and children in the "killing area." He reads from letters to his wife written on April 22 and May 14, 1945, describing Buchenwald.

Author/Creator
H., William, 1916-
Published
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1990
Interview Date
December 14, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
William H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2265). 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/1096667
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:12:00
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