Thomas E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2898) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- November 8, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Thomas E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2898). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Thomas E., who enlisted in the United States Army in 1942. He served in the 157th infantry regiment of the 45th division; had combat experience in Italy, France and Germany; and entered Dachau in late April 1945. Mr. E. recalls shock at seeing rows of railroad cars overflowing with corpses; emaciated inmates including children; anger and outrage directed at captured guards; reluctantly following orders not to kill captured guards; organizing a soup kitchen; and proceeding with his unit toward Munich the next day. Mr. E. discusses the complete lack of preparation for entering a concentration camp and shows captured German objects and flags.