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Charles B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1363) interviewed by James Pennebaker and John Tiebout

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1363

Videotape testimony of Charles B., who was drafted into the United States military in 1941. He recalls attending officer's training school; fighting in Italy, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany; liberating Ohrdruf as part of the 89th Division; total lack of preparation for encountering a concentration camp; smelling it for two days prior to arrival; stacks of corpses; his strong physical response; liberating Weimar and Zwickau; former prisoners and U.S. troops killing German guards; assisting emaciated prisoners; and later interrogating German POWs.

Author/Creator
B., Charles.
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987
Interview Date
September 19, 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
Charles B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1363). 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/4294998
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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