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Oral history interview with Henry Plitt

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0181

Henry Plitt, born in 1918 in New York City, NY, describes his education and joining the army; some of his relatives fleeing to the United States from Europe in the late 1930s; becoming a parachutist to be on the front lines of attack after hearing his relatives’ descriptions of persecution; serving among the members of the 101st Airborne division as a “pathfinder” for the Normandy invasion; participating in the capture of Nazi officials including Julius Streicher; going into Dachau concentration camp a few days after it was liberated; visiting Israel after the Six Day War; and helping to memorialize the Holocaust in American life.


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Interviewee
Plitt, Major Henry G.
Interviewer
Kuzmack, Linda Gordon
Date
interview:  1992 January 23
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
 
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:19:35
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