Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

November 2008

Creation Date

2008-11-30

Publisher Information

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

Keywords

Armored Division, 14th, Army, Atrocities, Concentration camps, Crimes against humanity, Dachau, Genocide, Germany, Liberation, Pauzar, Karl, American, United States, Veterans, World War, 1939-1945

Abstract

This is an oral history interview with Holocaust concentration camp liberator Karl Pauzar. Pauzar was a sergeant in the 14th Armored Division, which liberated Ampfing, a sub-camp of Dachau, on May 3, 1945. While driving a half-track through the town of Ampfing, he found the unguarded camp where he saw a prisoner who had come to the fence. Unable to halt their pursuit of the Germans, they did not stop at the camp. Pauzar was recognized by his local Jewish organization for being a liberator, and is featured on the Holocaust display at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. In this interview, he also provides some explanations about tank warfare and the role of the armored infantry.

Physical Information

1 sound file (17 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (10 p.)