Florida Holocaust Museum in conjunction with University of South Florida Tampa Library and Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center
Armstrong, Wayne, 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 interview with Holocaust concentration camp liberator Wayne Armstrong. Armstrong was a rifleman in the 63rd Infantry Division when it liberated Landsberg on April 29, 1945, finding the camp while en route to Munich. He describes his experiences at Landsberg and afterwards, including finding a slave labor camp near Mosbach and receiving a letter from one of the former prisoners decades after the war that thanked him for liberating the camp.
1 sound file (30 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (11 p.)
Scholar Commons Citation
Armstrong, Wayne (Interviewee) and Hirsh, Michael (Interviewer), "Wayne Armstrong oral history interview by Michael Hirsh, September 10, 2008" (2008). Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center Oral Histories. Paper 29.