Stanley W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3095) interviewed by Tammy Genesove
- Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1990
- Interview Date
- November 14, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Stanley W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3095). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Stanley W., who was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1923. He recalls being called into military service in December 1941; posting to England; training as an intelligence officer; arriving in Celle, Germany via Belgium and Holland; hearing about Bergen-Belsen nearby; a Jewish friend who encouraged him to visit; disbelief at the mass graves and condition of the survivors; his friend organizing aid for the survivors; Josef Rosensaft organizing the displaced persons camp; his friend organizing other soldiers to write home for packages and delivering them to the DP camp and eventually assisting survivors to emigrate to Canada; questioning Germans, most of whom denied knowledge of the camp, though one said it was impossible not to know due to the stench for miles around; a picnic for children going to Sweden; and attending a war crime trial. Mr. W. emphasizes the role of his friend who was known as the "angel of Belsen."