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Oral history interview with Anonymous Liberator

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

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    Oral history interview with Anonymous Liberator


    Interview Summary
    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.
    interview:  1989 February 28
    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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    Administrative Notes

    The Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive conducted the interview in Philadelphia, Pa., on November 29, 1990. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes of the interview from Gratz College in August 2003.
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