Israel F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-614) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Marcia Karklin
- New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1985
- Interview Date
- September 4, 1985.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Israel F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-614). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocuast Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Israel F., who was born in the United States in 1913. He recounts his experiences as a United States soldier trained as a bacteriologist in the medical corps. He shares his recollections of liberated Weimar; the odor of the boxcars containing prisoners who had been bound for Buchenwald; the history of the camp; and the prisoners' self-liberation. He describes the condition and activities of the liberated prisoners, including some children, when he arrived three days later; and the denial of local citizens who were forced to visit Buchenwald. Mr. F. tells of the national distribution of a letter he had written about the camps; his move, after two weeks in Buchenwald, to Cham to set up hospitals for former inmates of Flossenbürg; and his postwar work as an educational counselor.