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Oral history interview with Ian Proctor

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1285.32 | RG Number: RG-50.149.0032

Dr. Ian Reginald Proctor describes being a civilian medical student starting his final year in 1945; volunteering to treat liberated inmates in Bergen-Belsen in 1945; the journey to Bergen-Belsen; their accommodations in former SS barracks; the appearance of the camp; the nourishment they supplied; medical problems they encountered; the daily routine; the threat of contracting diseases and illnesses contracted by medical students; the use of Hungarian POWs; his reaction to the end of the war; changes during his time working in the camp; the ceremony at the burning down of the camp; the disposal of dead bodies; his work in the hospital treating inmates; the attitude of the German nurses; the conflicts between Polish and Russian inmates; seeing the devastation in Hamburg, Germany; the effects of working in Bergen-Belsen and his attitude towards Germans; and returning to England.

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Proctor, Ian
interview:  1986 June 11
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 20:09:49
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