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Minnesota Liberators of Concentration Camps Oral History Project: Interview with Richard Darr
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Richard Darr went into the U.S. Army in September of 1942, went overseas to Europe in December of 1944, and served as sergeant and infantry squad leader in France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and Austria. While moving through Germany, his division overran two concentration camps, possibly Ohrdruff and Buchenwald, and he was spent about one day at each camp. Darr left the service in 1946, but in 1948, after finishing college in the United States, he returned to the Allied military government in Germany to serve as governor and deputy governor for regions similar to counties in the United States. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Physical description of the camps and prisoners; attempts at speaking with prisoners and offering them food such as military K-rations; work with the postwar military government, including housing shortages, refugees and the German legal system; a description of the courthouse in which the Nuremberg war crime trials took place; a certificate awarded to him by the International Liberators Conference in 1981; a conversation with a woman who was a survivor of a concentration camp.
1.5 hours sound cassette
8 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
00:56:20 running time
Interviewee: Darr, Richard
Interviewer: Zarkin, David
Made in: River Falls, Pierce County, Wisconsin, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 52.1 (Library Call Number)
AV1996.48.1 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Liberators of Concentration Camps Oral History Project'