Interviewee

Albert Schwartz

Interviewer

Bebe Allen and Rebecca Craver

Project

General Terry Allen Project

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

El Paso native, born November 28, 1919. Son of Maurice Schwartz (Popular Dry Goods). Served in the 14th Division first as an Aide-de-Camp and later as quartermaster officer.

Summary of Interview

Discusses biographical data; how General Allen asked him to join the 104th Division; training of Division in Arizona; Allen's belief of why he (Allen) had trouble with military "brass;" General Allen's removal as commander of the 1st Division; "midnight requisitions;" movement and combat experiences of the 104th; Concentration Camp at Nordhousen (Dora); Terry Allen Jr's death and the effect on General Allen; General Allen during retirement; encounters with Russian soldiers; night fighting; and general reflections on General Terry Allen as a man.

Date of Interview

5-13-1992

Length of Interview

1 hour and 40 minutes

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Tape Number

No. 790

Transcript Number

No. 790

Interview Number

No. 790

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