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Andy F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2737) interviewed by Evelyn Lowy

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2737

Videotape testimony of Andy F., an American Catholic, who was in the 11th Armored Division during World War II. He recalls fighting in the Battle of the Bulge; traveling to Austria; the surrender of Linz; liberating Mauthausen; shock at the stench, the prisoners' condition (walking skeletons), and the pervasive filth; feeding the prisoners which resulted in some immediate deaths; calling for engineers to assist in burying thousands of corpses; and compelling the locals to assist in the burials (they denied knowledge of the camp, an impossibility). Mr. F. discusses losing his faith in God upon entering Mauthausen (the only time in his life); difficulty explaining the conditions he encountered; organizing trips to Mauthausen for the 11th Armored Division Association (he is president); and speaking in schools about his experience. He shows photographs and reads a letter from a Mauthausen survivor to a liberator.

Author/Creator
F., Andy, 1917-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1994
Interview Date
October 14, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Andy F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2737). 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/4296973
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:41:00
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