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Oral history testimony of Arthur Sheridan

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.295.1 | RG Number: RG-50.723.0001

Arthur Sheridan, raised in Chicago, IL, describes enlisting in the United States Army after graduating high school at age 17; being sent to Europe in February, 1945; traveling through France, Holland, and other European countries en route to Germany; connecting with General Patton’s army (20th Armored Division) and liberating Dachau Concentration Camp; seeing the emaciated prisoners, corpses, and other horrors as a teenager; finding American Red Cross packages that had been commandeered before reaching the prisoners; capturing Munich, Germany and traveling through Salzburg, Austria; visiting Hitler’s house; returning to the United States and preparing to go to Japan when the war ended.

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Arthur Sheridan
interview:  2010 April 11
1 digital file.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Arthur Sheridan
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:27:27
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