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Oral history interview with William Johnson

Oral History | Accession Number: 1991.264.17 | RG Number: RG-50.234.0017

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

William Johnson, born in the United States, discusses landing in Le Havre, France and travelling through Germany; liberating a Yugoslavian slave laborer from a farm near Fulda, Germany as well as a Polish boy; seeing Flossenbürg for the first time; being warned not to give the inmates K-rations; the conditions of the inmates; helping the survivors in the camp; exploring the camp and the aircraft production factories; seeing evidence of the Jewish resistance in the factories; funeral services for the prisoners whom did not survive; how the local Germans were required to dig graves; attending the Nuremburg trials; having a conversation with a defendant, who was ultimately hanged; and his reasons for wanting to sit in on the trials.

Interviewee
William Johnson
Date
1981 October 27  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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