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

Oral history interview :, Karl Baumann ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch, (videorecording)

Label
Oral history interview :
Title
Oral history interview :
Statement of responsibility
Karl Baumann ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch
Title variation
Oral history interview with Karl Baumann
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the recollections of Karl Baumann, a German prisoner of war during World War II in the United States at Camp 8, Lyndhurst/Sherando Lake, Va. from April through Nov. 1945. Recalls his life as a merchant mariner in his teens; experiences in the German Navy and submarine duty during the War (incl. wounding at the invasion of Normandy, June 1944, evacuation to a hospital at Brest, capture and shipment to a POW camp in England and later to the United States). Describes experiences in this country as a POW, primarily at Camp 8, Lyndhurst, Va.: layout of Camp/barracks; various routines (roll call, cleaning, food/meals); work assignments and projects such as cutting pulpwood, working for local farmers; clothing; and the use of exchange coupons. Describes experiences with near-food shortages (strike) and an incident resulting in cell punishment. Talks about relations with fellow prisoners and American civilians (incl. a local farmer, Galen Heatwole, who later sponsored his return back to the United States); and military guards. Records events leading up to and return home to Germany in Jan. 1946. Philosophises about human rights during wartime and religious beliefs. In general, recalls conditions in Germany leading up to the War, his life as a German soldier and POW in the U.S., and reasons for returning
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Cataloging source
VMC
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Filmed on April 18, 1991
PerformerNote
Interviewer: David Benavitch; interviewee: Karl Baumann
Runtime
125
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no.16-3.
Technique
live action
Label
Oral history interview :, Karl Baumann ; 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 VanFossen, 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
3 sound cassettes (ca. 125+ min.) : 1 7/8 ips ; 1/8 in. + 1 transcription (16 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
41336510
Dimensions
1/2 in. +
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (120 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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