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Oral history interview with Paul Pritcher

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

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.

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Paul Pritcher
Rose B. Shames
interview:  1991 September 05
1 videotape reel (1" Type C) : sound, color ; 1 in..
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:30:42
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