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Oral history interview with Anton Bild

Oral History | Accession Number: 1991.264.2 | RG Number: RG-50.234.0002

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Anton Bild, born April 1, 1923 in Westbend, Wisconsin, discusses liberating the Dachau concentration camp as a Sergeant of the investigative branch for the Judge Advocate; how he was chosen to investigate Dachau because he knew German; his first impressions of the camp; being given typhoid/typhus shots; his experience interviewing prisoners after liberation; how he coped with the devastation he witnessed in the camp; his beliefs on why the Holocaust should be taught in public schools; his interactions with German civilians after Dachau’s liberation and their lack of knowledge about the camps; a program that brought in German civilians to see the newly liberated camps; his unit’s orders to investigate Russian soldiers’ executions at Dachau; his work investigating war crimes, including his interviews with Nazis at Landsberg prison about the killing of American flyers; and the importance of education to prevent Nazi-like governments in the future.

Interviewee
Anton Bild
Date
1981 October  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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