Charles B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1363) interviewed by James Pennebaker and John Tiebout
- Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987
- Interview Date
- September 19, 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
- Charles B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1363). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.