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Oral history interview with Claude Hipp

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1263.18 | RG Number: RG-50.166.0018

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

Claude Hipp, born in 1923 in South Carolina, discusses attending Clemson College; volunteering for the US Army; being assigned to 89th Infantry after graduating from Officer Candidate School in 1944; landing in Europe in Le Havre, France; going to Trier, Germany then Luxembourg; the capture of thousands of German soldiers; their limited contact with German civilians; their travels through Germany; finding a labor camp near Ohrdruf, Germany in April 1945; his experiences at the camp; his emotional reactions to the camp; the reaction of the local civilians to the camp; and being sent back to France then the United States.

Interviewee
Claude Hipp
Date
1991 August 15  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videotape reel (1" Type C) : sound, color ; 1 in..
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