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Oral history interview with William G. Bates

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

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    Oral history interview with William G. Bates


    Interview Summary
    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.
    William G. Bates
    Ed Shehee
    interview:  1978 November 07
    creation: Atlanta (Ga.)

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (90 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Bates, William G., 1922-

    Administrative Notes

    The Fred Roberts Crawford Witness to the Holocaust Project coordinated and conducted the interview with William Bates. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes of the interview from Emory University.
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