Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

November 2008

Creation Date

2008-11-01

Publisher Information

Florida Holocaust Museum in conjunction with University of South Florida Tampa Library and Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center

Keywords

Acevedo, Anthony, Army, Atrocities, Berga, Concentration camps, Crimes against humanity, Death marches, Genocide, Germany, Infantry Division, 70th, Liberation, American, Prisoner-of-war camps, Prisoners of war, Stalag IX B., United States, Veterans, World War, 1939-1945

Abstract

This is an oral history interview with World War II prisoner of war Anthony Acevedo. Acevedo was a medic in the 70th Infantry Division, captured at the Battle of the Bulge. He was sent first to Stalag IX B, was interrogated there, and was then sent to Berga along with 350 other American POWs. Acevedo describes the incident that, in his opinion, led to this: while a teenager in Mexico, he heard a radio message about German spies, which he reported to his father, a public official. He continued to work as a medic while in Berga, keeping records and trying to help his fellow prisoners. They left Berga on a death march, and were eventually liberated by the American army.

Physical Information

1 sound file (21 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (8 p.)