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Al H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-473) interviewed by Zev Harel

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-473

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.

Author/Creator
H., Al.
Published
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
Interview Date
September 6, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
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.