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Thomas E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2898) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2898

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.

Author/Creator
E., Thomas, 1924-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
November 8, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4289123
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:38:00
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