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Oral history interview with Milton Shurr

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.A.0286 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0031

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    Oral history interview with Milton Shurr


    Interview Summary
    Milton Shurr, born January 28, 1911 in the United States, describes his work with the Jewish Welfare Fund in Oklahoma City, OK in the early 1940s; his draft into the military and entering Officer’s Candidate School; being shipped overseas to England, where he worked in preparation for D-Day in June 1944; his recruitment by the Civil Affairs Unit of the Military Government to gather and identify medical supplies left behind on Omaha Beach, France; helping to provide food for the 15,000 survivors of Buchenwald and working with the Red Cross and Joint Distribution Committee; traveling to Bavaria, Germany to work has a health welfare officer; working to reopen schools, hospitals, banks, and other institutions in Germany; maintaining correspondence with his wife in America during the war; returning to the United States after the war and moving to Chicago as an assistant in health planning; and sharing what he had witnessed in Buchenwald after years of being unable to speak about it.
    Milton L. Shurr
    Jason DeRose
    interview:  1996 July 16
    creation: Washington (D.C.)

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    3 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Shurr, Milton, 1911-

    Administrative Notes

    Jason DeRose, a volunteer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch conducted this interview on July 16, 1996 in Washington, DC. The interview was transferred to the Archives on July 16, 1996.
    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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