Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

September 2008

Creation Date

2008-09-10

Publisher Information

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

Keywords

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

Abstract

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.

Physical Information

1 sound file (30 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (11 p.)