Trenton D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-909) interviewed by John Tiebout and Sarah Mendel
- Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987
- Interview Date
- February 21, 1987.
- 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.
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.