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Oral history interview with Bertram Dinman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1990.8.5 | RG Number: RG-50.063.0005

Bertram Dinman, born August 9, 1925 in Philadelphia, PA, describes his Jewish family; being affected somewhat but not greatly by the Depression; entering the army in January 1944; how his company was sent to Liverpool, England around the time of the Battle of the Bulge; being sent across the channel in December 1944; experiencing some antisemitism among the U.S. troops; being hospitalized for pneumonia; going with the 4th Army Division of the 3rd Army as an engineer; going through Eisenach, Germany to a small town and smelling rotting flesh; going to a small holding camp (Ohrdruf); how the troops killed the remaining German army personnel they found in the camp; the anger of the soldiers; how the troops rounded up the people living in the small town and showed them the inside of the camp; digging hundreds of graves and burying each body individually; taking inmates for medical treatment and giving them food and cigarettes; being discharged in June 1946; and his belief in Holocaust education.

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Bertram Dinman
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Holocaust Center of the United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:32:29
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