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

Army, Atrocities, Concentration camps, Crimes against humanity, Dachau, Feingold, Sol, Genocide, Germany, Infantry Division, 42nd, Liberation, Massachusetts, New England Holocaust Memorial, American, United States, Veterans, Veterans' hospitals, World War, 1939-1945

Abstract

This is an oral history interview with Holocaust concentration camp liberator Sol Feingold. Feingold was a rifleman in the 42nd Infantry Division, which liberated Dachau on April 29, 1945. That day, he had been assigned to General Henning Linden's party as a scout; Linden was the officer to whom the camp was surrendered. Feingold did not spend a great deal of time in the camp, as his group had to keep moving, and thus did not speak to any of the prisoners. After the war, he was involved with researching several books about Dachau, and was a key figure in organizing the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston. In this interview, Feingold also spends a great deal of time discussing the VA hospital where he resides.

Physical Information

1 sound file (48 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (22 p.)