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Oral history interview with Jerome Stasson

Oral History | Accession Number: 1994.A.0433 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0005

Jerome Stasson (b. Jerome Stashevsky) discusses his early life in Detroit, Michigan; coming from a family of Polish immigrants; being drafted into the U.S. army in 1943; following General Patton to Germany from England; liberating Buchenwald; his first impressions of the camp; speaking Yiddish to the survivors; destroying the letters he sent home to his family due to their distress; and his memories of the smell of the camp.


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Interviewee
Jerome Stasson
Interviewer
Gail Schwartz
Date
interview:  1994 March 21
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:29:29
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