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Oral history interview with Grady M. Barker

Oral History | Accession Number: 2001.137.5 | RG Number: RG-50.010.0005

Grady M. Barker, born in 1913 in Georgia, USA, discusses being a truck driver before the war; serving in the 685th Ordnance Ammunition Company as a corporal and a truck driver; seeing Dachau concentration camp after liberation, but not entering the camp; seeing box cars with dead bodies in them and the ground covered by the living and the dead; the terrible odor; seeing retreating German soldiers on their way towards the camp; the Russian POWs and Jews in the camp; his view that all war is hell; having a nephew who was killed in Vietnam; and his thoughts and feelings towards the German people.


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Interviewee
Grady M. Barker
Interviewer
Ed Shehee
Date
interview:  1978 November 10
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
 
Record last modified: 2020-08-03 10:42:56
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