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Oral history interview with Jim Cacioppo

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1269.3 | RG Number: RG-50.470.0003

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Jim Cacioppo describes being in Linz, Austria when there was a false report of the war’s end and how there was a celebration; driving Major Tuthill to Mauthausen; arriving at the Mauthausen concentration camp; the physical condition of the prisoners; how many of the prisoners died from eating food that was too rich; seeing bodies in the quarry; how the surviving inmates were happy to see them; being shown around the gas chambers and crematoriums by the survivors; seeing piles of weapons; guarding three of the survivors who had killed a German guard; how the engineers dug graves and civilians brought wagon loads of bodies to bury; seeing the German guards imprisoned and how he wanted nothing to do with him; and the number of surviving prisoners in the camp.

Interviewee
Jim Cacioppo
Interviewer
Sandra Bradley
Date
1995 February 13  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (D2) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
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