Harold M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-377) interviewed by Sally Weinberg
- Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
- Interview Date
- December 6, 1984.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Harold M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-377). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Harold M., who was born in New York City in 1923. He recalls enlisting in the United States military in 1942; serving in the 32nd signal construction battalion of the 1st Army; being stationed in England; arriving in France on June 13, 1944; installing communications cable in Weimar in May 1945; his company commander insisting they enter Buchenwald; seeing dead bodies and emaciated prisoners; the stench of burnt corpses; hardened combat veterans' shock at encountering death on this scale; lampshades made of human skin; and contacts with locals who denied knowledge of the camp, an impossibility. He shows photographs.