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Oral history interview with Otto Sampson

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.171 | RG Number: RG-50.671.0001

Otto Sampson Sr. discusses his experience as a member of the 380th Quartermaster Truck Company, an African American unit of 50 soldiers under General Patton, which participated as part of the 4th Armored Division in the liberation of Buchenwald; his memories of thousands of starving and diseased former prisoners, most of whom were women, waiting for trucks to take them to hospitals; his membership in the 380th, which was given the name “Black Angels;” and the challenges he faced as a black soldier in the segregated armed services.


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Interviewee
Otto Salomon
Date
inclusive:  1999 April 15
Language
English
Extent
1 DVD.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rasheeda Sampson-Jefferson
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:24:07
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