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John C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1243) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1243

Videotape testimony of John C., who enlisted in the National Guard after the invasion of Poland in September 1939. He recalls being called to active duty in January 1941; attending officer training school; assignment to a tank destroyer battalion; deployment in France in August 1944; crossing the Rhine; entering Ohrdruf in April 1945, having had no advance preparation; the pervasive stench, piles of corpses, and very few prisoners (walking skeletons); encounters with former prisoners including Leo L.; and taking photographs. Mr. C. notes not discussing this experience except with other members of his unit at their reunions, until a recent liberators conference in Washington. He shows his photographs of Ohrdruf.

Author/Creator
C., John, 1918-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
Interview Date
November 3, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
John C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1243). 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/4294931
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