Merle W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1151) interviewed by Harriet Ainbinder and Naomi Klein
- Wilmington, Del. : Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Center, 1989
- Interview Date
- February 2, 1989.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Merle W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1151). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Merle W., who was a lieutenant in the United States Army during World War II. He recalls serving in North Africa, Italy, and the Battle of the Bulge; entering Nordhausen with no prior knowledge of it; many corpses exhibiting signs of starvation; the joy of the surviving prisoners; his commander requiring German men to bury the corpses and women and children to watch; difficulty believing the treatment of the Jews; and his unit taking no prisoners for some time afterward as a result of their anger. Mr. W. expresses his belief that similar events will recur. He shows photographs he took in Nordhausen and his military map.