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


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


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.)