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Jerry S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1617) interviewed by Kay Cawthorn and Diane M. Plotkin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1617

Videotape testimony of Jerry S., who was drafted into the United States Army in 1943. He recounts assignment to the 82nd Airborne Division; dropping into France behind enemy lines; fighting from town to town in Germany; entering Dachau, having no conception of a concentration camp; observing prisoners who looked like walking cadavers, mostly Jews; providing whatever food and water they had; observing piles of corpses, human hair, and belongings; United Stares military authorities compelling local Germans to go through Dachau; their specious claim of having no knowledge of the camp; and leaving shortly thereafter.

Author/Creator
Jerry S.
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1991
Interview Date
March 15, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. submaster; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Jerry S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1617). 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/4295806
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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