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Joseph M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-917) interviewed by Lucille B. Ritvo and Ellen Suesserman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-917

Videotape testimony of Joseph M., who was born in New York City in 1925. He describes his service in the United States Third Army, 179th Engineer Combat Battalion which liberated Ebensee concentration camp on May 9, 1945. Mr. M. recalls the scenic beauty of the Ebensee locale; his unit's entry into the camp; and the soldiers' shock at the conditions they found. He tells of the crematoria and barracks; talking with the prisoners; and taking pictures of the camp and inmates. He reflects on the impact of the event on himself and his comrades; their inability to convey their feelings about it to newly arriving replacement soldiers; and the war's generally maturing influence on his life.

Author/Creator
M., Joseph, 1925-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
Interview Date
June 15, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Joseph M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-917). 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/972013
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