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Oral history interview with Robert Zimmer

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0266

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Robert Zimmer, born in Buffalo, NY on April 28, 1924, describes his life before the war; his enlistment in the reserve corps in July 1942 and being called to active duty in April 1943; receiving basic training at Camp McQuad in the Coast Artillery; his acceptance into the Army Specialized Training Program, in which he studied engineering; serving in the 22nd Tank Battalion, Company A in April 1943 until his transfer into the 11th Armored Division when the Battle of the Bulge started; his division’s transfer to Bastogne, Belgium and then into Luxembourg to breach the Siegfried Line; moving towards Germany until they reached and liberated the Mauthausen concentration camp; going to Nuremberg, Germany at the end of the war to supervise the destruction of German ammunition by German prisoners of war; and returning to the United States in December 1945.

Interviewee
Col. Robert Zimmer
Interviewer
Mark Grossman
Date
1990 September 13  (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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