Florida Holocaust Museum in conjunction with University of South Florida Tampa Library and Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center
Army, Atrocities, Concentration camps, Crimes against humanity, Galegar, William C., Genocide, Germany, Infantry Division, 99th, Liberation, Mühldorf, American, United States, Veterans, World War, 1939-1945
This is an oral history interview with Holocaust concentration camp liberator William C. Galegar. Galegar was a member of the 99th Infantry Division, which liberated Muhldorf, a Dachau sub-camp, on May 3, 1945. In this interview, he describes his experiences during the Battle of the Bulge and on progress through the Rhineland. They found their first camp towards the end of March when Galegar and his squad were sent out to investigate the surrounding area and discovered a slave camp. One of the prisoners spoke English, and after briefly talking with him they reported the camp's location back to their troop, being unable to do anything for the inmates. They then continued across to the Danube River and to Mühldorf.
1 sound file (75 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (24 p.)
Scholar Commons Citation
Galegar, William C. (Interviewee) and Hirsh, Michael (Interviewer), "William C. Galegar oral history interview by Michael Hirsh, July 18, 2008" (2008). Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center Oral Histories. Paper 59.