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Oral history interview with William Dillon Hughes

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1285.21 | RG Number: RG-50.149.0021

William Dillon Hughes describes being the senior medical officer with Royal Army Medical Corps at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp hospital from May 1945 to July 1945; taking Royal Army Medical Corps staff to Belsen; conditions at camp on their arrival; conditions of the inmates; diseases to be treated; the influx of Russian forced labor workers suffering from tuberculosis in late June 1945; the use of DDT (AL 63) to kill typhus spreading lice; uncooperative attitude of the leader of the Russian group; visitors to Belsen inmates; the sanitary situation in the camp; relations between medical personnel and camp inmates; handing over the camp to the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Association in July 1945; and the role of British nurses in the camp.

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William D. Hughes
interview:  1990 September 17
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Record last modified: 2020-04-07 10:59:57
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