Irving G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1529) interviewed by Joan Bang and Bernard Weinstein
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1989
- Interview Date
- June 22, 1989.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Irving G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1529). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Irving G., who was born in 1919 and served with the United States Army in a signal battalion in World War II. He recounts landing at Omaha Beach; moving toward Germany during the Battle of the Bulge; entering a concentration camp after the Germans had left; emaciated inmates who looked like "skeletons"; soldiers giving them their rations; speaking Yiddish with a prisoner; later entering Nordhausen; piles of corpses; the pervasive stench; locals feigning ignorance of the camp; and not sharing his experiences after returning home. Mr. G. discusses nightmares about the camps and recently sharing his experiences with his children and others.