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Oral history interview with Richard Seibel

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0210

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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.

Interviewee
Richard R. Seibel
Interviewer
Linda G. Kuzmack
Date
1990 September 14  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:09:05
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