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Oral history interview with George Chassy

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1263.6 | RG Number: RG-50.166.0006

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Reverend George Chassy, an Episcopal priest from Massachusetts, describes enlisting in the Air Force on December 29, 1941; being sent from Fort Devin to Missouri then California; being assigned to a group in 1942 and sent to England; being a P-51 crew chief and their duty to escort bombers; landing in Normandy, France 11 days after D-Day; his experiences at Ohrdruf concentration camp in the spring of 1945 shortly after the camp's liberation; conditions in the camp; the ordering of Germans to bury the dead; his reaction to what he saw; communicating his experience to high school students when he was a teacher in South Carolina; the impact of his experience in Ohrdruf on his life; and the lack of discussion about the Holocaust amongst the clergy.

Interviewee
George Chassy
Interviewer
Richard Irwin
Date
1992 April 09  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videotape reel (1" Type C) : sound, color ; 1 in..
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:40:28
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