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Stanley M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4422) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4422

Videotape testimony of Stanley M., who was born in 1926 and enlisted in the United States military at age eighteen. He recalls having no awareness of what a concentration camp was or the systematic killing of Jews prior to entering Mauthausen with the 65th Infantry Division; having two sets of dog tags so he could not be identified as a Jew in case of capture; keeping the former prisoners in Mauthausen so they would not leave and overeat; their disbelief that he was a Jewish solider; obtaining contact information from the prisoners to inform relatives in the United States that they were alive; observing some U.S. soldiers beating the German guards; arranging the bar mitzvah of a former prisoner with a Jewish chaplain; losing his belief in God, but slowly regaining it; and retuning to Mauthausen with his wife and children in 2000. He shows photographs.

Author/Creator
M., Stanley, 1926-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2009
Interview Date
February 9, 2009.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Stanley M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4422). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.