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Oral history interview with Nathan Schaeffer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1263.29 | RG Number: RG-50.166.0029

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

Nathan Schaeffer, born in New York, NY, describes his time in the U.S. Army during World War II; his duties as a combat engineer; being sent to England, Germany, France, and Austria; his entrance in to Buchenwald just days after liberation; his ignorance of the camp’s purpose; experiencing depression after the war due to his experiences in the camps; his fellow soldiers’ compassion for camp inmates and willingness to help them as much as possible; his time in the Ohrdruf concentration camp; his time in the Weimar labor camp; and his pride in serving for the U.S. Army.

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