Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

June 2008

Creation Date


Publisher Information

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


Army, Atrocities, Concentration camps, Crimes against humanity, Dachau, Drell, Philip, Drell, Winifred, Genocide, Germany, Liberation, American, Photography, Signal Corps, United States, Veterans, War photographers, World War, 1939-1945


This is an oral history interview with Philip Drell, a photographer with the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II. Drell was part of a unit with film director George Stevens, the Special Motion Pictures Coverage Unit (SPECOU). This unit documented D-Day and other events from the war, including the Dachau concentration camp. Drell, who joined the group after D-Day, took photographs at Dachau and at another camp, Thekla. He describes the group, his reactions to the camps, and some of his photographs. Also present is his wife, Winifred Drell, who provides additional information.

Physical Information

1 sound file (13 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (8 p.)