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Oral history interview with Thomas Ward

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.A.0353 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0244

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Thomas Ward, born on August 10, 1921 in St. Louis, MO, describes joining the army when he was twenty years old; serving in General Patton's Third Army; working as a part of a three-person reconnaissance team in the Third Cavalry division; liberating 18,000 prisoners from the Ebensee concentration camp on May 5th, 1945; liberating a neighboring camp for women several days later; taking photographs in the camps (which he sent to the Supreme Allied Command); and his views on Holocaust denial.

Interviewee
Thomas Ward
Interviewer
Robert Buckley
Date
1989 November 16  (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