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Edward L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2799) interviewed by Steven Paul Cohen,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2799

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.

L., Edward, 1918-
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1994
Interview Date
June 16, 1994.
United States
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.