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, Dunbar, Harold, Genocide, Germany, Infantry Division, 42nd, Liberation, American, United States, Veterans, World War, 1939-1945


This is an oral history interview with Holocaust concentration camp liberator Harold "Archie" Dunbar. Dunbar was a sergeant in the 42nd Infantry Division, which liberated Dachau on April 29, 1945. In this interview, he describes some of his experiences during the Battle of the Bulge and leading up to the discovery of Dachau. Dunbar was at Dachau for about an hour before he had to move on with his division to Munich. After the war, he was stationed at Camp Marcus W. Orr, a POW camp near Salzburg, before coming home in late 1945.

Physical Information

1 sound file (17 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (8 p.)