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Oral history interview with Leslie Wickens

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1796 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1796

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    Oral history interview with Leslie Wickens


    Interview Summary
    Leslie Wickens, born in 1920 in England, discusses his experiences as a private in the British Army at Bergen-Belsen after liberation; the emotional impact and reaction of British soldiers to the camp; the stories he heard from survivors; the emotional bond between the survivors and the liberating forces; the transfer of many prisoners to Sweden; the conditions immediately after liberation when survivors were trying to learn the fate of their families; a hunger strike that some prisoners participated in because of the British policy toward immigration to Palestine; the underground efforts in the camp to send survivors to Palestine; his thoughts on propaganda; immigrating with his wife to the United States in 1948; and how his experiences affected his views of Germans.
    Leslie Wickens
    interview:  1980
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties

    Physical Details

    1 sound recording : WAV.

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    Administrative Notes

    The Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project conducted the interview with Leslie Wickens in 1980. The interview was received by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in January 2013.
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