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Theodore P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-820) interviewed by John Tiebout and Mark Jacobs

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-820

Videotape testimony of Theodore P., who served in the United States 3rd Army. He recounts being trained to interrogate German POWs; deployment to Europe in October 1944; moving through France; assignment to the 261st regiment; front line interrogations in Germany; entering Ohrdruf hours after liberation; corpses stacked “like wood”; a prisoner showing him a mass killing site; shock at the condition of the prisoners and learning of their experiences; local Germans denying knowledge of the camp; traveling to Mauthausen weeks after its liberation; speaking with the few remaining survivors and with an imprisoned guard, who claimed he was just following orders; screening German POWs for war criminals; and an American officer executing a German soldier during interrogations in Regensburg.

Author/Creator
P., Theodore, 1921-
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1986
Interview Date
September 6, 1986.
Language
English
Copies
1 copy: 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Theodore P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-820). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.