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Oral history interview with Andrew Ernest Dossetor

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1285.8 | RG Number: RG-50.149.0008

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Andrew Ernest Dossetor describes volunteering as a final-year medical student to treat liberated inmates of Bergen-Belsen in 1945; reasons for spread of typhus from Auschwitz to Bergen-Belsen; the overcrowding in the camp; witnessing how the female inmates humanized after a few days; the disposal of dead; the evacuation of huts; Dossetor's recovery from typhus; the especially bad conditions of female inmates; the medical students' accommodations; reprisals against guards; the fate of inmates’ valuables; camp collaborators; relations between inmates; the psychological disorientation of inmates; the attitude of inmates upon the arrival of liberators; the attitude of inmates to death; the disposal of the dead; the background and age of inmates; the medical problems experienced; the attitude of liberators to inmates; the smell of the camp; the status of medical students in the camps; and his attitudes towards war.

Interviewee
Andrew E. Dossetor
Date
1985 July 10  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
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