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Merle W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1151) interviewed by Harriet Ainbinder and Naomi Klein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1151

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.

Author/Creator
W., Merle, 1920-
Published
Wilmington, Del. : Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Center, 1989
Interview Date
February 2, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4283369
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:36:00
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