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Harold M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-377) interviewed by Sally Weinberg,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-377

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.

M., Harold, 1923-
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
Interview Date
December 6, 1984.
United States
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.