Samuel T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4133) interviewed by Dana L. Kline
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2001
- Interview Date
- August 21, 2001.
- 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.
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.