World War II Veterans and Liberators

A collection of testimony clips from WWII liberators who served in the United States Armed Forces.

Veteran's Day - Kenneth Colvin

Language: English

In 1971, Kenneth Colvin, United States Army Veteran was chosen to attend the Liberators Conference in Washington. Colvin describes reuniting with his fellow liberators and how they were still affected by their experiences in World War II.

  • Veteran's Day - Kenneth Colvin

    Language: English

    In 1971, Kenneth Colvin, United States Army Veteran was chosen to attend the Liberators Conference in Washington. Colvin describes reuniting with his fellow liberators and how they were still affected by their experiences in World War II.

  • Sidney Shafner on his friendship with Jewish survivor Marcel Levy

    Language: English

    WWII liberator Sidney Shafner reflects on his friendship with Holocaust survivor Marcel Levy after the pair met when Dachau was liberated in 1945.

  • Leo Hymas on military combat in Düsseldorf, Germany

    Language: English

    Leo Hymas, United States Armed Forces and Buchenwald camp liberator speaks only for the second time in his life about a particular combat operation in Düsseldorf, Germany. This testimony clip was featured in the lesson, Heroes, from Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century.

  • Ralph Leeser remembers entering Hitler’s home

    Language: English

    Ralph Leeser and his family fled to the United States from Nazi Germany in 1939. A few years later he joined the United States armed forces and helped liberate Buchenwald concentration camp. After the liberation Leeser and his fellow soldiers went to Braunau, Austria and entered Hitler's home.

    Instead of serving in the Austrian military for six months, men may intern with Holocaust remembrance organizations abroad - See more at: http://sfi.usc.edu/profiles/manuel-m%C3%BCller#.dpu entered Hitler’s former home in Braunau, Austria in April 1945.