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Oral history interview with Anthony Acevedo

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

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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.

Interviewee
Mr. Anthony Acevedo
Interviewer
Ms. Kyra Schuster
Date
2010 October 13  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
5 videocassettes (MiniDV).
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:20:50
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