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Oral history interview with Anthony Cardinale

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.259 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0259

Anthony Cardinale discusses his childhood in Pittsburg, California; being called to military service in 1942 but being rejected because he was underweight; his enlistment six months later; his training at Camp Roberts in San Luis Obispo, CA; his assignment to the 115th Mechanized Cavalry and his radio training; his arrival at Dachau concentration camp; witnessing the conditions, corpses, and starving prisoners; his encounters escorting SS officers from the camp; and the emotional reaction he had to what he witnessed and the difficulties he continued to have discussing these events after the war ended.


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Interviewee
Anthony Cardinale
Date
interview:  1993 July 30
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:32:40
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