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Oral history interview with John Holmes

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1269.9 | RG Number: RG-50.470.0009

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John Holmes, of Chicago, IL, describes coming upon a labor camp with his unit after fighting in the Hartz mountain sector; conditions of the surviving inmates; the German’s abandonment of the camp; his role as a tank commander; exchanging fire with German soldiers while saving the 14th Reconnaissance Platoon; hearing that German troops were scared of black American soldiers; delivering a letter for a woman he met in the camp to her sister in Illinois; being ordered not to feed the inmates; the impact of the experience on his life; and his combat experience.

Interviewee
John Holmes
Date
1995 February 14  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (D2) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
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