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Oral history interview with Jurgenson group

Oral History | Accession Number: 1991.264.18 | RG Number: RG-50.234.0018

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Hans Jurgenson, a native of Germany and soldier in the United States Army during WWII, interviews four American men who arrived at Ohrdruf during liberation. The interviewees include Jack Colston, a captain in the 602nd tank destroyer battalion; Bob Hassen, who was part of the 261 Regiment, 65 Infantry Division with the 3rd Army; Victor L Regard, who was part of the War Crimes Investigating Team 6832 at Nuremburg; and Walter Maclassy, a corporal in Company C, 121 Infantry, 8th Infantry Division. The men discuss arriving at Ohrdruf; their hatred for the perpetrators; how they felt after returning home and talking about their experiences; war crimes investigations and trials; their children and their understanding of the Holocaust; and the importance of speaking out about the Holocaust.

Interviewee
Hans Jurgenson
Interviewer
Hans Jurgenson
Date
1981 October  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..