Al H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-473) interviewed by Zev Harel
- Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
- Interview Date
- September 6, 1984.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Al H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-473). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Al H., who was drafted into the United States Army in 1941. He recounts serving in the 104th Infantry Division; landing on Utah beach; fighting as they progressed through France, Belgium, and the Netherlands into Germany; liberating Nordhausen in 1945; the pervasive stench and corpses strewn about; his uncontrollable sobbing; observing General Dwight Eisenhower's reaction; taking photographs; ordering local Germans to bury the dead; their denial of any knowledge of the camp; assisting Jewish women prisoners who had been hiding nearby; leaving after two or three days; and working at a displaced persons camp. Mr. H. shows photographs he took in Nordhausen, wartime letters to his wife, and documents.