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Wilson C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-913) interviewed by John Tiebout and Sue Kollinger

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-913

Videotape testimony of William C., who served as a chaplain with the United States Army in World War II. He recounts graduation from a Methodist seminary in 1943; joining the military in 1944; deployment to Europe in spring 1945; entering Buchenwald after liberation; emaciated prisoners showing them the barracks, crematoria, gallows, and lampshades made of human skin; a Jewish prisoner requesting a religious service; locating a Jewish cantor in the chaplaincy; helping transport the former prisoners to a church in Eisenach where they had organized the service; his strong emotional response to the service; and encounters with the dean of a Methodist seminary in Frankfurt who opined that the concentration camps were built by the United States to embarrass Germany and refused to acknowledge what Germany had done. Mr. C. notes problems with depression shortly after leaving Buchenwald and not sharing his experiences.

Author/Creator
C., Wilson.
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987
Interview Date
March 21, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. submaster; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Wilson C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-913). 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/4294609
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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