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Oral history interview with Pat Lynch

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1269.14 | RG Number: RG-50.470.0014

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    Oral history interview with Pat Lynch


    Interview Summary
    Pat Lynch discusses being an American nurse attached to the 123rd Field Evacuation Unit during WWII; being near a subcamp of Dachau; how the nurses did not go into Buchenwald because the conditions there were too terrible; going into the camp and being shocked by how horribly sick the survivors were, with typhus and TB; Germans from the area who were conscripted to work in the kitchens and laundries of the various DP camps; the young Hitler youth who marched in cemeteries; moving from tents to real buildings in the summer of 1945; praying often to St. Jude about the conditions; seeing a big difference in some of the survivors between March and August as they regained some strength and bodyweight; seeing a lot of Russian children in the summer; treating some pregnant women; being told that the women officers in the camps were often more cruel than the men; and her long working days during that time, which prevented her from speaking more with the patients.
    Pat Lynch
    Sandra Bradley
    interview:  1995 February 14

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (D2) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Lynch, Pat.
    Corporate Name
    United States. Army

    Administrative Notes

    Sandra Bradley, a film production consultant for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, conducted the interview with Pat Lynch on February 14, 1995 in preparation for the exhibition "Liberation 1945," which opened in June 1995. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received a copy of the interview on August 25, 1995.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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