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Oral history interview with Anonymous Liberator

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.114 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0114

The interviewee describes being a captain in the Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) of the US Army during World War II; entering Dachau concentration camp in April 1945 a few days after liberation to interrogate Nazis who stayed behind because they wanted to be questioned by Americans instead of Russians; being taken on a tour of Dachau; hearing accounts of atrocities inflicted on the prisoners; what he learned during the interrogation; how the experience of seeing Dachau affected him and the other men in his unit; reporting to his commanding officer in Munich, Germany; being assigned to a displaced persons camp at Coburg, Germany; the poor conditions at the camp, nightly searches, and the treatment of survivors; a riot at the camp in 1946; why he feels that the displaced persons could have been treated more humanely; and how his experiences affect him still.

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
interview:  1989 February 28
1 sound cassette (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 20:10:42
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