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Oral history interview with Harold B. Herbst

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0096

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    Oral history interview with Harold B. Herbst


    Interview Summary
    Harold B. Herbst, born in 1912 in New York City, NY, describes his childhood; studying medicine at Wayne State University in Michigan until he joined the army in 1942; his attachment to the 107th Evacuation Hospital; training in Belfast, Northern Ireland and then following the United States First Army after the June 1944 Normandy invasion; his attachment to the United States Third Army under George S. Patton in December; and helping to liberate Buchenwald shortly after the SS guards fled the camp in April 1945.
    Harold B. Herbst
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  1992 May 15
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Interview can not be used for sale in the Museum Shop.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Herbst, Harold B., 1912-

    Administrative Notes

    Gail Schwartz, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Harold B. Herbst on May 15, 1992.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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