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James T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1967) interviewed by Peter Merry

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1967

Videotape testimony of James T., who was born in New Hampshire in 1923. He recalls enlisting in the United States military; joining the 90th Infantry Division; shipping out to England; landing on Omaha Beach in Normandy; transfer to the 4th Armored; moving through France; the Battle of the Bulge; encounters with General George Patton; entering Germany; liberating Buchenwald; having no previous knowledge of concentration camps; the pervasive stench of rotting flesh which still stays with him; not understanding they were viewing starved people; the expressionless eyes of the prisoners; and leaving after a few hours, once medical assistance had been procured, never having exited his tank.

Author/Creator
T., James, 1923-
Published
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1995
Interview Date
May 25, 1995.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
James T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1967). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.