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Oral history interview with John Roger Bertram Dixey

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1285.6 | RG Number: RG-50.149.0006

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John Roger Bertram Dixey describes being a final-year medical student at Barts Hospital in the spring of 1945; volunteering to assist refugees; being sent to treat liberated inmates in Bergen-Belsen; the accommodations in the SS barracks; the medical administration of the camp; first seeing the camp; contact with British troops; conditions in the huts and the disposal of bodies; the physical condition of inmates; the behavior of inmates; the use of DDT; the failure of the Bengal mixture; nationalities and ages of inmates; skin diseases; the use of Hungarian POWs; the inmates’ clothing; the changes to the camp during Dixey's period there; the reaction of local Germans; the ceremony when the camp was burned down; the facilities at the local German hospital; the effect on inmates of their experiences; the death rate; and the retaliation against guards by inmates, but not seeing any physical retaliation.

Interviewee
John R. Dixey
Date
1985 September 19  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
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