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Oral history interview with Reginald Ashby

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1991.264.1 | RG Number: RG-50.234.0001

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    Oral history interview with Reginald Ashby


    Interview Summary
    Reginald Ashby (b. February 12, 1920) discusses how he enlisted and became a member of the 11th Army Division; liberating the Gusen I concentration camp; receiving no information about concentration camps prior to seeing it; having seen prisoners of war, had escaped from camps, a few days before they arrived at Gusen; seeing the camp for the first time as a U.S. Staff Sergeant; meeting former inmates at Mauthausen-Gusen; seeing prisoners in various stages of starvation and dead bodies lying all around; the indifference of the German civilian population as to what was going on in the camps; how his unit did not receive orders on how to deal with the camp; how he coped with his war experience; and what he thinks people should learn from the Holocaust.
    Reginald Ashby
    interview:  1981 October

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Ashby, Reginald, 1920-

    Administrative Notes

    The oral history was recorded during the International Liberators Conferences in New York and Washington, DC by the United States Holocaust Memorial Council in October 1981.
    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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