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Julian L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-821) interviewed by Irving Gadol and Sue Kollinger

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-821

Videotape testimony of Julian L., who enlisted in the United States Army on December 7, 1942. He recounts landing in Marseille; serving as an ammunition bearer; entering Germany; fear of being captured and mistreated as a Jewish soldier; encountering masses of Polish forced laborers; in April 1945 encountering weak, emaciated prisoners in stripped uniforms who spoke Yiddish; giving them their rations; guarding Polish displaced persons; and returning to the United States in March 1946. Mr. L. notes a book his military unit published; that parts of his unit (not his company) entered concentration camps; and his belief the Jewish survivors he saw were from Dachau, which he visited with his wife years later. He shows documents and his division's book.

Author/Creator
L., Julian.
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1986
Interview Date
September 6, 1986.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Julian L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-821). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.