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Oral history interview with Anthony Acevedo

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.457 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0618

Anthony C. Acevedo, born in San Bernardino, CA in July 31, 1924, discusses his experience as a medic with the US Army's 275th Infantry Regiment of the 70th Infantry Division, Company B during World War II; his capture by the Germans and time as a prisoner of war; how he endured torture, forced marches, and near starvation; how, because of his background as a Mexican American, he was singled out along with several hundred fellow soldiers for transfer from their POW camp to Berga an der Elster, a section of Buchenwald concentration camp; his responsibility in the camp for caring for his fellow prisoners; recording in a small diary the names and numbers of those who died so their sacrifices would be remembered; and being liberated during a death march in spring 1945 when German guards abandoned him and his fellow prisoners in the face of approaching American forces. A brief interview in Spanish follows the English-language recording.

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Mr. Anthony Acevedo
Ms. Kyra Schuster
Christina Chavarria
interview:  2010 October 13
5 videocassettes (MiniDV).
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:23:43
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