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Oral history interview with Richard Elberfeld

Oral History | Accession Number: 1991.264.10 | RG Number: RG-50.234.0010

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Richard Elberfeld discusses volunteering in May 1943 with the American Field Service, an ambulance unit attached to the British Army; entering Bergen-Belsen for the first time in April 1945; recruiting Germans from the village to clean up the grounds; his responsibility to decide which inmates they should try to save and giving priority to women and children; cleaning inmates; his interaction with child survivors; his knowledge of the camps before he arrived at Bergen-Belsen; coping with memories of his wartime experiences; sharing his experiences with his children; and his views on Holocaust deniers.

Interviewee
Richard Elberfeld
Date
1981 October  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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