William M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-512) interviewed by Sally Weinberg
- Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1985
- Interview Date
- January 23, 1985.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- William M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-512). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of William M., who was born in 1924, and served with the United States Army Air Forces in World War II. He recounts military draft; deployment to Britain in January 1943; being shot down over Germany in March 1944; crashing in the North Sea; capture by the Germans; transfer to Rotterdam; imprisonment in Amsterdam; transfer to Frankfurt, then a prison camp in Wetzlar; beatings and interrogations; transfer to an asylum near Frankfurt, then back to Wetzlar two weeks later; train transport to Krems; receiving Red Cross packages; being treated by a dentist for injuries stemming from a beating; a forced march to Mauthausen in spring 1945; observing Jewish prisoners; death marches to and from nearby subcamps; liberation by United States troops; military discharge in November 1945; and hospitalization. Mr. M. discusses suffering a nervous breakdown in 1971; attending a meeting of former POWs in 1978; insomnia; and writing down his memories. He shows photographs and documents.