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Oral history interview with David Cordley Bradford

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1285.2 | RG Number: RG-50.149.0002

David Cordley Bradford describes being a civilian third-year medical student treating inmates of Bergen-Belsen in 1945; joining the Red Cross relief team; arriving at Bergen-Belsen; the layout of the camp; the removal and disposal of dead bodies; the use of Bengal famine mixture; attempts to treat inmates; medical facilities; diseases suffered by inmates; his attitude towards the condition of inmates; the risks of infection to medical students; the sight of rooms full of inmates’ belongings; the three kinds of diet for inmates; the reaction of inmates to VE day; the psychological condition of inmates; the condition of block leaders; the lack of help from inmates; the state of the camp on arrival; the lavatory facilities; attempts to keep inmates warm; visiting Brunswick (Braunschweig, Germany); the degree of medical knowledge required for the job; and arranging for his return to England.

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Bradford, David Cordley
interview:  1986 March 10
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 20:09:49
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