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Oral history interview with John Mulholland

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.346.48 | RG Number: RG-50.031.0048

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John Mulholland, born on July 21, 1919 in Chicago, IL, describes enlisting in the US Army in July 1942 after he graduated from Marquette University; his unit, which was attached to the fifth and third armored divisions in Europe; being stationed and trained in England for three months; landing in Le Havre, France in December 1944; their mission to go on patrol and call in artillery fire once they had located enemy positions; being sent south across the Rhine, towards Mannheim, Germany; his job reconnoitering enemy communications; being called by the 7th Army to go see how Ulm was; going to Czechoslovakia in early April 1945; coming across Dachau concentration camp; seeing hanged Polish prisoners-of-war; communication between his unit and the camp survivors; the local German civilians; going to Mossbach, Germany and becoming the information and education officer for the battalion stationed there; speaking with the people in Mossbach about Nazi camps; his interpreter Egon Tien, who was a German prisoner of war; and his reasons for not speaking about his experiences in Dachau.

Interviewee
Mr. John Mulholland
Date
1983 December 20  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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