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Oral history interview with Henry Plitt

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0181

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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.

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