Leon S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2466) interviewed by Stephen Bressler
- Brookline, Mass. : Brookline Holocaust Memorial Committee, 1991
- Interview Date
- February 6, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Leon S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2466). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Leon S., who enlisted in the United States Army in 1943. He recalls assignment to the 42nd division of the 7th Army; combat during the Battle of the Bulge; learning in April 1945 about the liberation of Dachau; a brief visit with a small group of soldiers; piles of emaciated bodies; visiting sick prisoners in former SS barracks; observing quiet, rather than jubilation, since the former prisoners were so weak and sick; his colleagues sharing his sense of horror; later volunteering for a counter-intelligence unit which apprehended war criminals; and working with Jewish camp survivors after his return to the United States.