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Oral history interview with Paul Pritcher

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1263.26 | RG Number: RG-50.166.0026

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

Paul Pritcher, born March 16, 1922 in South Carolina, describes being the youngest of 12 children in a farming family; growing up during the Depression; graduating high school in 1939; being drafted into the US Army; entering Fort Jackson then going through basic training in Mississippi; being assigned to the 65th Division and sent to Le Havre, France in January 1945; going to Camp Lucky Strike and his assignment as a jeep driver and intelligence gatherer; checking out towns in Southern Germany and seeing prisoner-of-war camps; meeting up with Russian troops in Linz, Austria; seeing Mauthausen concentration camp and the conditions there; going to the POW camp in Ohrdruf; his limited contact with German troops; leaving Europe in May 1946; how the war changed him; and his message to children.

Interviewee
Paul Pritcher
Date
1991 September 05  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videotape reel (1" Type C) : sound, color ; 1 in..
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