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Sam K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-824) interviewed by Ann Gadol and Debbie Weinberg

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-824

Videotape testimony of Sam K., who was born in 1920 and served with the United States Army in World War II. He recounts serving in North Africa, then Sicily; transfer to the 3rd Infantry Division; fighting in Naples and Rome, through France, and into Germany; visiting Dachau for less than two hours shortly after its liberation; piles of corpses; not believing local Germans who claimed ignorance of the camp; and his state of shock at what he witnessed. Mr. K. notes having no previous knowledge of concentration camps. He shows photographs and items he obtained during the war.

Author/Creator
K., Sam, 1920-
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1986
Interview Date
September 7, 1986.
Language
English
Copies
1 copy: 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sam K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-824). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.