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Trenton D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-909) interviewed by John Tiebout and Sarah Mendel

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-909

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.

Author/Creator
D., Trenton, 1913-
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987
Interview Date
February 21, 1987.
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
Trenton D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-909). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4294468
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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