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Martin L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-678) interviewed by Frances Ganz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-678

Videotape testimony of Martin L., who was born in New York in 1925 and enlisted in the Army in March 1943. He recalls training in the 42nd Infantry Division; traveling by ship to the United Kingdom; being flown to the Normandy coast in June 1944 after D-Day; assignment to the 90th Infantry Division; moving through France to Germany; entering Buchenwald; observing prisoners dying, extreme debilitation, and sickness; corpses all over; the crematoria; rooms filled with goods from murdered prisoners; local residents claiming not to have known what was there despite the pervasive stench; the townspeople being forced to observe the camp and assist in burying the dead; leaving after three days; and assignment to Munich after the war was over, assisting displaced persons. Mr. L. notes war memories stay with him. He shows photographs taken by the signal corps (not of Buchenwald).

Author/Creator
L., Martin, 1925-
Published
Lawrence, N.Y. : Second Generation of Long Island, 1985
Interview Date
February 26, 1985.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Martin L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-678). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.