Guide to David Marvin oral history interview OHP.3875

Finding aid prepared by Debbie Kahn
Tauber Holocaust Library
JFCS Holocaust Center
2245 Post Street
San Francisco, CA, 94115
415-449-3717
tauberholocaustlibrary@jfcs.org


Title: David Marvin oral history interview
Identifier/Call Number: OHP.3875
Contributing Institution: Tauber Holocaust Library
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: HCNC Archives
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet comprising one videotape with a total running time of 1:39
Date: 1995 November 20
Abstract: This collection comprises one videotape with accompanying transcript of an oral history interview with David Marvin conducted by the Holocaust Oral History Project on November 20, 1995.
Creator: Marvin, David
Creator: Bendayan, Sandra
Creator: Simplicio, Sean

Scope and Contents note

This collection comprises one videotape with accompanying transcript of an oral history interview with David Marvin. The interview was conducted by Sandra Bendayan on behalf of the Holocaust Oral History Project on November 20, 1995. David Marvin was a liberator with the United States Army.
The interview describes Mr. Marvin's experiences in the United States Army as a medical sergeant, in basic training beginning in 1943 and fighting in the European theater in 1945. He describes the the camps his division liberated, including Ohrdruf and Buchenwald, and the displaced persons (DP) camps after the war. Mr. Marvin discusses his subsequent work with the Foreign Service.

Conditions Governing Access note

There are no restrictions to access for this collection.

Conditions Governing Use note

There are no restrictions to use for this collection.

Existence and Location of Copies note

Master copies of the oral history interview are located at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

Preferred Citation note

David Marvin oral history interview - OHP.3875, Tauber Holocaust Library, JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, California

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Buchenwald (Concentration camp).
Ohrdruf (Concentration camp) -- Photographs.
Refugee camps -- Germany
Soldiers -- United States
United States -- Army -- History -- World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Liberation -- Germany
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives