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Oral history interview with John Coulston, Robert Hasin, and Runyon Peterson

Oral History | Accession Number: 1991.264.7 | RG Number: RG-50.234.0007

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John Coulston, Robert Hasin, and Runyon Peterson discuss their participation in the liberation of Ohrdruf, a sub-camp of Buchenwald.
John Coulston discusses arriving at Ohrdruf as a Captain of the 602nd Battalion, in April 1945; what his unit knew prior to liberating the camp; helping prisoners; and his feelings about Holocaust deniers.
Robert Hasin discusses arriving at Ohrdruf as a first Sergeant in the 65th Infantry Division, in April 1945; the camp’s population; showing the local townspeople the camp and the condition of the survivors; helping prisoners; the photos he kept from the war; and his feelings about Holocaust deniers.
Runyon Peterson discusses his memories of arriving at Ohrdruf as a Sergeant in 89th Division in April 1945; taking pictures of the place with the railroad track where bodies were put on top of the railroad ties so the Germans could hide them; how he coped with his experiences; his impressions of the townspeople near Ohrdruf; helping prisoners; and his feelings about Holocaust deniers.

Interviewee
Runyon Peterson
Robert Hasin
John B. Coulston
Date
1981 October  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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