Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

September 2008

Creation Date


Publisher Information

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


Anderson, Carl V., Army, Atrocities, Concentration camps, Crimes against humanity, Genocide, Germany, Infantry Division, 63rd., Landsberg, Liberation, American, United States, Veterans, World War, 1939-1945


This is an oral history interviewer with Holocaust concentration camp liberator Carl V. Anderson. Anderson was a sergeant in the 63rd Infantry Division when it liberated Landsberg on April 29, 1945. The division arrived in France in December 1944 and fought in the Battle of the Bulge before proceeding on the Central Europe Campaign. They encountered Landsberg while en route to Munich and gave the prisoners some of their rations, but stayed at the camp for only a few hours. Anderson describes finding the camp, his reaction to it, and its effects on him later in life.

Physical Information

1 sound file (18 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (7 p.)