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John R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2076) interviewed by Edith Bayme and Gabriel Gorenstein,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2076

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    Videotape testimony of John R., who was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1917. He recalls enlisting in the United States Army; moving from England through France to Germany; having no prior knowledge of concentration camps; arriving in Buchenwald shortly after its liberation; initial shock at the conditions; emaciated, lethargic prisoners; piles of corpses; several prisoners dying in front of him; the contrast between the prisoner and SS barracks; and taking pictures so he would not forget what he had seen. Mr. R. notes the lack of interest of those to whom he described his visit; ceasing to discuss the subject; and a recent visit to Germany.
    R., John, 1917-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
    Interview Date
    November 18, 1991.
    United States
    Cite As
    John R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2076). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Bayme, Edith, interviewer.
    Gorenstein, Gabriel, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (43 min.) : col

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