Andy F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2737) interviewed by Evelyn Lowy
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1994
- Interview Date
- October 14, 1994.
- 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.
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.