Films of Colonel Frederick Kenison, United States Army

Collection now part of the "Liberator's Stories" Collection in the Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

 

"The moving images captured by Lt. Col. Frederick Kenison’s lens help us to see what it was like when American troops confronted the reality of war and Nazi atrocities in the spring of 1945. His experience as a liberator is particularly important to document here, at the nation’s memorial. By preserving and providing access to this amateur film collection, we both aggressively rescue the evidence of the Holocaust and enhance the vitality of the field of Holocaust studies. We know that the footage will be a very valuable addition to the Archive, and of great interest to students of Holocaust and military history."

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