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Oral history interview with Fred Kulick

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.89 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0089

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    Oral history interview with Fred Kulick

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Fred Kulick describes serving with the 336th Engineer Combat Battalion (Amphibious), United States Ninth Army; being near Gardelegen, Germany, in the Saar Valley, when his unit found between 100 and 200 corpses of slave laborers who had been locked in a barn and burned to death; their commander, Lt. Colonel Paul Bennett, ordering German civilians to give the victims a decent burial; the recording of the atrocity in the battalion records; sending photographs of the victims’ bodies to Yad Vashem in Israel; why he believes German citizens knew about the atrocities and the camps but were unable to admit it; having a brief encounter with a group of starving American prisoners of war in Schleswig Holstein; and his battalion’s activities in Europe from the German surrender until he returned to the Unites States.
    Interviewee
    Fred Kulick
    Date
    interview:  1990 April 23
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    1 sound cassette (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kulick, Fred.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive conducted the interview with Fred Kulick in Philadelphia, PA on April 23, 1990. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes of the interview from Gratz College on October 17, 2000.
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    2023-11-16 08:36:27
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