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Oral history interview with Douglas Monsson

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

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

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