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Leon S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2466) interviewed by Stephen Bressler

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2466

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.

Author/Creator
S., Leon.
Published
Brookline, Mass. : Brookline Holocaust Memorial Committee, 1991
Interview Date
February 6, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
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.