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Oral history interview with William G. Bates

Oral History | Accession Number: 2001.137.7 | RG Number: RG-50.010.0007

William G. Bates, born in 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia, discusses being a college student at the beginning of the war; his current work as a realty manager for the Chrysler Realty Corporation; serving as a Staff Sergeant with the 830th Amphibious Truck Company and witnessing the liberation of Dachau; the condition of the survivors in the camp; the terrible odor; seeing numerous dead bodies; not entering the gates of the camp because of worries about diseases; his response to the camp; his view of wars; his view of the Vietnam War; his thoughts on the civil rights movement; and his reflections on antisemitism.


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Interviewee
William G. Bates
Interviewer
Ed Shehee
Date
interview:  1978 November 07
Geography
creation: Atlanta (Ga.)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
 
Record last modified: 2020-08-03 10:42:56
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