James T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1967) interviewed by Peter Merry
- Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1995
- Interview Date
- May 25, 1995.
- 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.
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.