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Norris B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2834) interviewed by Rochelle Karp and Arthur Peskoe

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2834

Videotape testimony of Norris B., who was drafted into the United States infantry at age eighteen and sent to France in January 1945. He recalls moving through France and Germany; serving as a rifleman and interpreter; interviewing captured German prisoners; vague knowledge of concentration camps; stumbling across prisoners in very bad condition, then entering Gunskirchen; giving what little food they had to the prisoners; shock at piles of corpses and conditions in the camp; realizing many prisoners would not survive due to their debilitated condition; local civilians claiming no knowledge of the camp although it was in clear view; leaving after a medical unit arrived; interrogating Axis prisoners suspected of war crimes; arrogance and lack of cooperation from SS members; writing letters home which were published locally; and returning to the United States in April 1946.

Author/Creator
B., Norris.
Published
Ventnor, N.J. : Federation of Jewish Agencies of Atlantic County/Stockton State College, Holocaust Oral History Project, 1995
Interview Date
February 13, 1995.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Norris B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2834). 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/4297075
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:41:00
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