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Oral history interview with Grant Grimm

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.346.23 | RG Number: RG-50.031.0023

Grant Grimm, born January 29, 1921, discusses his experiences in the US military during WWII; being drafted into the army in October 1942; ending up in the Air Force by the time of liberation at the rank of Sergeant in the 430th Squadron, 474th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force Tactical Unit; arriving in Weimar, Germany in April 1943; going to the Buchenwald concentration camp after it was liberated; his experiences seeing the camp and the former inmates; seeing the crematory; the imprisoned former camp guards; sharing his experiences with his children and their lack of belief; feeling different after he returned to the US; getting divorced soon after the war; and his thoughts on the denials about concentration camps.


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Interviewee
Grant Grimm
Date
undated: 
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:31:45
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