Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

August 2008

Creation Date

2008-08-09

Publisher Information

Florida Holocaust Museum in conjunction with University of South Florida Tampa Library and Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center

Keywords

Army, Atrocities, Concentration camps, Crimes against humanity, Genocide, Germany, Infantry Division, 103rd, Infantry Division, 103rd., Jewish veterans, Landsberg, Liberation, Nachman, Monroe Isadore, American, United States, Veterans, World War, 1939-1945

Abstract

This is an oral history interview with Holocaust concentration camp liberator Monroe "Monty" Nachman. Nachman was a member of the 103rd Infantry Division, which liberated Landsberg on April 27, 1945. The camp consisted of several huts inside a wire fence, with bodies all over the place; they could smell the camp long before they saw it. Nachman spoke with a few of the prisoners while they were there, which was about an hour. About forty-five minutes after they left, they found a death march on its way to Dachau and killed the SS guards. After the war, Nachman was assigned to the Counter Intelligence Corps, serving as an interpreter. In this interview, Nachman also discusses his life after the war and the effect it has had on him over the last sixty-five years. He is very active at his local VA and with the Jewish War Veterans.

Physical Information

1 sound file (68 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (31 p.)