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Oral history interview with Henry Plitt

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0181

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    Oral history interview with Henry Plitt


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Major Henry G. Plitt
    Linda G. Kuzmack
    interview:  1992 January 23
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Administrative Notes

    Linda Kuzmack, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Henry Plitt on November 16, 1992.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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