The Resource Oral history interview :, Hans Schagus ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch, (videorecording)

Oral history interview :, Hans Schagus ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch, (videorecording)

Label
Oral history interview :
Title
Oral history interview :
Statement of responsibility
Hans Schagus ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch
Title variation
Oral history interview with Hans Schagus
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the recollections of Hans Schagus, a German prisoner of war during World War II in the United States at Camp 8, Lyndhurst/Sherando Lake, Va. from April 1945 through Jan. 1945. Recalls training in the German Navy as a switchboard operator and experiences at Brest, France during the Normandy invasion, June 1944; his capture by Americans in Oct., shipment to Cherbourg, France and German counterattack in Dec. (Battle of the Bulge). Describes shipment to a POW camp in England and later to the United States. In particular, describes experiences in this country as a POW, primarily at Camp 8, Lyndhurst, Va.: layout of Camp/barracks; various routines (roll call, inspections, work details (at Woodrow Wilson Hospital; working for loggers, cutting pulpwood; and farmers). Mentions entertainment and church at the compound chapel. Describes near food shortages and unsuccessful food strike. Talks about fellow prisoners, guards (A. Moreman) and strictness of the new Captain. Recalls events leading up to and return home to Krefeld, Germany (via three months in a French camp); and learning about the deaths of six family members during a bombing raid
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Filmed on May 6, 1991
PerformerNote
Interviewer: David Benavitch; interviewee: Hans Schagus
Runtime
90
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no.16-9.
Technique
live action
Label
Oral history interview :, Hans Schagus ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • STACK COPY: Text material only (papers, interviews and newspaper transcripts). Call no.: SD428.G46 H57 1991
  • Forms part of: A history and interpretive proposal for Sherando Lake Recreation area, an oral history project. For ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION including original copies of all text materials and interviews conducted by David Benavitch on video and audio tapes, see Special Coll. call number SdArch nos. 16-1 through 16-13, Boxes I and II. (Videotapes and audiotapes only: Special Coll. SdArch no. 16-2 through 16-11 for the following interviewees: Larry Ballard, Karl Baumann, John A. Betterly, James Blackwell, Jack Branch, Roger Bryant, Albert Moreman, Hans Schagus, Edward Van Fossen, and Mark E. Wolfe). Videotapes only: Special Coll. SdArch no. 16-12 through 16-13 for the following interviewees: Frank Haga and Garland Priddy
Accompanying material
2 sound cassettes (ca. 65 min.) : 1 7/8 ips ; 1/8 in. + 1 transcription (7 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
41348768
Dimensions
1/2 in. +
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (ca. 65 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS format
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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