Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

September 2008

Creation Date

2008-09-05

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, DeWitt, Jack Richard, Genocide, Germany, Liberation, Mühldorf, American, Stalag VII A., United States, Veterans, World War, 1939-1945

Abstract

This is an oral history interview with Holocaust concentration camp liberator Jack DeWitt. DeWitt was a captain in the 14th Armored Division, which liberated Muhldorf, a sub-camp of Dachau; Stalag VII A, a prisoner of war camp; and several other camps in April 1945. In this interview, DeWitt discusses liberating the camps, describing the condition of the prisoners. The division is credited with liberating numerous camps; this interview focuses on Muhldorf and Stalag VII A.

Physical Information

1 sound file (16 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (8 p.)