Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

January 2009

Creation Date

2009-01-25

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, Genocide, Germany, Hall, Wendell H., Infantry Division, 103rd, Infantry Division, 103rd., Kaufering, Liberation, American, United States, Veterans, World War, 1939-1945

Abstract

This is an oral history interview with Holocaust concentration camp liberator Wendell Hall. Hall was a member of the 103rd Infantry Division, which liberated one of the Kaufering camps on April 27, 1945. He and his unit approached the camp on foot and entered some of the huts, but spent only a few minutes there before their officers led them away. After the war ended, Hall spent several weeks at Dachau on occupation duty; although much of it had been sanitized by the time he arrived, he still found the empty crematorium ovens disturbing. Hall has written many letters about the Holocaust to his local newspaper; the letters are archived on his website, along with his wartime memoirs.

Physical Information

1 sound file (41 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (21 p.)