Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

November 2008

Creation Date

2008-11-30

Publisher Information

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

Keywords

Armored Division, 14th, Army, Atrocities, Concentration camps, Crimes against humanity, Dachau, Genocide, Germany, Gock, Roy, Liberation, American, United States, Veterans, World War, 1939-1945

Abstract

This is an oral history interview with Holocaust concentration camp liberator Roy Gock. Gock was a member of the 14th Armored Division, which liberated Ampfing, a sub-camp of Dachau, on May 3, 1945. He joined the division as a replacement in late April 1945. The camp was actually entered by another company from the 14th, while Gock and his unit waited for them to return; though Glock himself never went through the gates, he did see the prisoners coming out. He also spoke with one of the former inmates who had been an Air Force pilot and shared his rations with him.

Physical Information

1 sound file (13 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (12 p.)