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Oral history interview with Douglas Monsson

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.346.46 | RG Number: RG-50.031.0046

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    Oral history interview with Douglas Monsson

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Douglas Monsson, born in Chicago, IL, describes being a cadet at Tilden High School and at the University of Illinois; being in the reserve then commissioned in 1940; being stationed at various camps in the US; landing in France after the 3rd Army; how his division was ordered to view a camp outside of Ohrdruf a few days after it was liberated; how the German civilians filled the graves on order of an American general; the reaction of the American troops; seeing the ovens; speaking with one camp survivor; staying in the camp three hours; speaking with the mayor of Ohrdruf; going towards Linz, Austria; being near Mauthausen concentration camp; handling the recreation activities; how he feels about his experience witnessing the camp; and his hope that the Holocaust never happens again.
    Interviewee
    Douglas Monsson
    Date
    undated: 
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Monsson, Douglas.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois (now Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center) conducted the interview with Douglas Monsson. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch received the tape of the interview from the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois on December 12, 1989.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 08:07:13
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