Edward L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2799) interviewed by Steven Paul Cohen
- Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1994
- Interview Date
- June 16, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Edward L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2799). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Edward L., who enlisted in the United States Army after Pearl Harbor. He recalls serving in a medical unit attached to armored infantry; entering Ohrdruf in April 1945; piles of corpses, shot in the head and still warm; entering a barrack; observing extreme emaciation; speaking with a Greek prisoner who described what had happened and expressed hatred for the Germans; and leaving after a few hours. Mr. L. notes no prior knowledge or preparation for encountering a concentration camp; being dumbfounded in spite of having previously seen many gruesome war wounds; and not discussing his experience with others.