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Thomas F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2900) interviewed by Brana Gurewitsch

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2900

Videotape testimony of Thomas F., who was born in Illinois. He describes growing up with Jewish friends; his indignation upon encountering antisemitism in college; naval service in the Pacific, then in the Department of Special Assignments in the Bureau of Naval Ordinance in Washington; being assigned to "confirm unusual circumstances discovered" in Ohrdruf in April 1945; shock and horror upon observing stacks of emaciated bodies; returning to the United States; submitting a written report; and new assignments. Mr. F. discusses learning about concentration camps in the press and connecting it with his experience; antipathy toward Germans; extreme negative feelings concerning antisemitism; and conveying this to his children.

Author/Creator
F., Thomas, 1913-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
Interview Date
June 6, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Thomas F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2900). 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/4289132
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:38:00
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