Jerry S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1617) interviewed by Kay Cawthorn and Diane M. Plotkin
- Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1991
- Interview Date
- March 15, 1991.
- 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.
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.