Stanley M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4422) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2009
- Interview Date
- February 9, 2009.
- 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.
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.