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Samuel T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4133) interviewed by Dana L. Kline

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4133

Videotape testimony of Samuel T., who was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1922. He recalls entering the United States military in 1942; serving with the Third Army in France and Germany; noticing the beautiful countryside and a terrible odor as he approached Gunskirchen with the 71st Infantry Division; being told not to feed the prisoners since they could die; knowing what he was seeing, but being unable to characterize it; speaking with a few prisoners; moving forward the next day; and meeting Soviet troops. Mr. T. discusses having no idea what a concentration camp was prior to entering Gunskirchen; General Willard G. Wyman commissioning a book about Gunskirchen, including photographs and sketches; the influence of his war experiences on his life perspective; and a 1996 newspaper article about Gunskirchen.

Author/Creator
T., Samuel, 1922-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2001
Interview Date
August 21, 2001.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub.; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Samuel T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4133). 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/4847609
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 16:25:00
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