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Oral history interview with Henry Allen

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1263.1 | RG Number: RG-50.166.0001

Henry S. Allen, born on September 3, 1924 in Horry County, South Carolina, describes going into the army; training at Fort Bragg and Camp Shelby; being sent to Europe in January 1945; being a jeep driver and mortar gunner; going to Camp Lucky Strike in Le Harve, France; going through Germany to Mainz and Frankfurt; being assigned to liberate a prisoner-of-war camp near Arnsdorf in April 1945; being in Linz, Austria on May 7, 1945; going to Mauthausen after its liberation and the conditions there; the appearance of the camp survivors; linking up with the Russian Army and securing Hirshen airfield near Linz, Austria; the central receiving place for POW and camp survivors; his feelings about Mauthausen and its effect on him; and his message to young people.


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Interviewee
Henry Allen
Interviewer
Sue Sussman
Date
interview:  1991 October 03
Language
English
Extent
1 videotape reel (1" Type C) : sound, color ; 1 in..