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Oral history interview with Harry F. Allen

Oral History | Accession Number: 2001.137.1 | RG Number: RG-50.010.0001

Harry F. Allen, born on January 10, 1916, describes serving in World War II from March of 1942 until April of 1946; graduating from Officer's Candidate School and being assigned to the combat engineers; training in Mississippi; being stationed in England before landing in Europe; being part of the first, third, and seventh armies; entering Dachau concentration camp; the guards surrendering immediately; being told about the camp before arriving there; conditions in the camp and speaking with the surviving inmates; taking pictures in the camp; his reaction to the camp as a Christian; and his thoughts on Germans.


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Interviewee
Henry Allen
Interviewer
Herbert T. Jenkins
Date
interview:  1978 December 10
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-24 14:46:49
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