Joseph M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-917) interviewed by Lucille B. Ritvo and Ellen Suesserman
- New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
- Interview Date
- June 15, 1987.
- 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.
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.