Trenton D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-909) interviewed by John Tiebout and Sarah Mendel,
Videotape testimony of Trenton D., who served in the United States 11th Armored Division during World War II. He recounts enlisting in 1936; being stationed in Alaska; attending officer training school after Pearl Harbor; promotion to captain in 1944; deployment to England; fighting in France and the Battle of the Bulge; overtaking a column of prisoners near Linz guarded by German soldiers; prisoners killing disarmed German guards; entering Mauthausen days after its liberation; the pervasive stench; emaciated prisoners; piles of corpses; entering Gusen; transferring sick prisoners to Mauthausen; guarding the camp for several weeks; returning to the United States; and discharge in 1946. Mr. D. discusses not being prepared for the atrocities at concentration camps, despite hard combat experiences; and nightmares about the camps. He shows photographs, documents and reads from his company's history.
- Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987
- Interview Date
- February 21, 1987.
- United States
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Trenton D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-909). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.