Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

June 2008

Creation Date

2008-06-30

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, 63rd., Jewish veterans, Landsberg, Liberation, American, Schlocker, Irvin, United States, Veterans, World War, 1939-1945

Abstract

This is an oral history interview with Holocaust concentration camp liberator Irvin Schlocker. Schlocker was a sergeant in the 63rd Infantry Division, which liberated Landsberg and other sub-camps of Dachau in late April 1945. They found several prisoners in a Bavarian town; the officers and medics told them not to feed the people as it could kill them. Schlocker took some prisoners into a nearby house and got some clothes for them. Schlocker did get to the camp, where he saw more prisoners through the fence, but could not stop to go inside. He saw several inmates kill a guard by drowning him in a horse trough. In this interview, Schlocker also tells several other stories from his experiences during the war and on occupation duty.

Physical Information

1 sound file (75 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (48 p.)