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Oral history interview with Vincent Cochrane

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1993.A.0087.13 | RG Number: RG-50.091.0013

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    Oral history interview with Vincent Cochrane


    Interview Summary
    Vincent Cochrane, born in 1919 in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, describes enlisting in the US Army in 1937 and serving until 1950; serving in Germany from 1944 to 1945; being a captain and commanding a medium tank company; being present at the liberation of three concentration camps in Ahlen near Hannover, Gardelegen, and Salzwedel; his unit only staying about an hour until back-up units and medical units arrived; how it took a while for the liberators to realize what they were seeing; becoming an operating engineer after his service; being the on the security staff of Cuyahoga County, OH; feeling that his experience in the war may have helped him become more sensitive person; and wanting to be interviewed to help make sure the Holocaust is never forgotten.
    Vincent Cochrane
    Sue Danford
    interview:  1984 December 28
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the National Council of Jewish Women Cleveland Section

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Cochrane, Vincent, 1919-

    Administrative Notes

    The interview was acquired by the United Sates Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1993 from the National Council of Jewish Women Cleveland Section.
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