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Oral history interview with Richard Seibel

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0210

Richard Seibel, born in Defiance, Ohio, describes his childhood; his father immigrating from Germany when he was thirteen years old and settling in Defiance; his call into active duty on June 9, 1941 and receiving combat training; being sent to England and then to Austria in April 1945; discovering Mauthausen and getting camp prisoners to help clean up the mess at the camp to avoid infecting any American troops; dealing with about eighteen thousand people in the camp and bringing in two field hospitals to help people recover; organizing camp inmates by their nationality and having several upset with him because they just wanted to be with other Jews; receiving little to no help from the surrounding population; and participating in the State of Ohio Holocaust Commission to help teach people about the Holocaust.

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Richard R. Seibel
Linda G. Kuzmack
interview:  1990 September 14
Oral histories.
1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2021-02-16 15:51:35
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