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Oral history interview with William McCormick

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.92 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0092

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    Oral history interview with William McCormick


    Interview Summary
    William McCormick describes being a sergeant in the 15th Reconnaissance Group, attached to Seventh Army Headquarters; entering Dachau one day after the initial liberation and staying for two days; giving a very powerful description of the physical and mental condition of the survivors; seeing bodies in boxcars and in piles on the ground and human ashes in boxes near the crematorium; how the Nazis killed thousands of prisoners the week before liberation; his reaction as well as that of others in his unit; and the lasting effect that what he saw in Dachau had on him.
    William McCormick
    interview:  1988 January 11
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Dachau (Germany) Germany.
    Personal Name
    McCormick, William.

    Administrative Notes

    The Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive conducted the interview with William McCormick in Philadelphia, PA on January 11, 1988. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes of the interview from Gratz College on October 17, 2000.
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