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Kevin Q. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1525) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1525

Videotape testimony of Kevin Q., a Catholic, who was born in Bronx, New York in 1918, left training for the priesthood in 1941, enlisted in 1942, and served in the United States Army 45th Infantry Division in World War II. He recounts deployment in Normandy; the Battle of the Bulge; entering Dachau five days after its liberation; being emotionally overwhelmed; chaotic conditions; corpses scattered everywhere; soldiers sharing rations with prisoners resulting in their deaths; speaking with Catholic clergy in Latin; discovering German doctors disguised as inmates to evade incarceration as potential war criminals; remaining six months as an administrator; and serving as a religious affairs officer in the occupation government. Mr. Q. discusses suffering from nightmares for months after leaving Dachau; moral issues in postwar Germany; writing stories; and speaking about his experiences, particularly to Catholic schools and groups.

Author/Creator
Q., Kevin, 1918-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1989
Interview Date
June 29, 1989.
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
Kevin Q. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1525). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.