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Herbert F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4352) interviewed by Laurel Vlock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4352

Videotape testimony of Herbert F., an American who was drafted into the military and served on General Dwight Eisenhower's staff in England beginning in early 1944. He recounts assignment to the Pentagon; learning about the liberation of concentration camps from military documents; becoming the Pentagon liaison to American Jewish organizations wanting to improve conditions in the displaced persons camps; visiting the Rothschild Hospital displaced persons camp in July 1946 (he reads from the notes he wrote immediately after his visit); and contacts with members of the Jewish underground. Mr. F. discusses the role of the State Department, the military, former military personnel, and President Truman in assisting or resisting Jewish survivor emigration to the United States and Palestine, and Israeli statehood.

Author/Creator
F., Herbert, 1914-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
October 15, 1980.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Herbert F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4352). 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/8103455
Record last modified: 2014-11-11 15:35:00
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