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Oral history interview with William McWorkman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1269.15 | RG Number: RG-50.470.0015

William McWorkman discusses being with the 12th Armored Division during WWII; going through Weilheim, Oberau, Innsbruck and south to Bringer Pass; entering into Landsberg concentration camp; seeing hundreds of dead prisoners; interacting with the former prisoners; the arrival of the 493rd Field Artillery Battalion; being told not to get too close to the prisoners because of typhus; giving the former prisoners clothing and food, but not too much food; the battalion surgeon who said not to overfeed them or they would die; the attempt to triage the survivors; General Allen, commander of the 12th division, entering the camp and later ordering all males in nearby village to walk through the camp; and his regret that they did not spend more time comforting the living.


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Interviewee
William McWorkman
Interviewer
Sandra Bradley
Date
interview:  1995 February 21
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (D2) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
 
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