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Oral history interview with Alan Zimm

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1269.25 | RG Number: RG-50.470.0025

Alan Zinn discusses being sent from Buchenwald in January 1945 to Dora concentration camp; conditions in the camp; seeing American planes at end of March going to bomb Nordhausen; being taken by train for six days to Bergen-Belsen; the Russian POWs who set up a tribunal in the camp after liberation and executed about 50 SS guards; being liberated on March 29, 1945; the delousing of the inmates; the deaths of many survivors from typhus and other diseases; returning to Łódź, Poland in June 1945; meeting his future wife in Łódź; going with his wife and her two sisters to the displaced persons camp in Landsburg, Germany; reuniting with his brother; and immigrating to the United States.


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Interviewee
Mr. Alan Zimm
Interviewer
Sandra Bradley
Date
interview:  1995 February 20
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (D2) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
 
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