Bebe Allen and Rebecca Craver
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
Length of Interview
1 hour and 40 minutes
Interview with Albert Schwartz by Bebe Allen and Rebecca Craver, 1992, "Interview no. 790," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.