Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

November 2008

Creation Date


Publisher Information

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


Armored Division, 11th, Army, Atrocities, Austria, Concentration camps, Crimes against humanity, Genocide, Harvey, Thomas E., Liberation, Mauthausen, American, United States, Veterans, World War, 1939-1945


Oral history interview with Holocaust concentration camp liberator Thomas E. Harvey. Harvey was a member of the 11th Armored Division, which liberated Mauthausen on May 6, 1945. Harvey and his unit spent a few hours in the camp, witnessing bodies, the crematoria, and some emaciated survivors; an engineering battalion was right behind them to bury the remains. Harvey also helped liberate several thousand prisoners on a death march near Cham, Germany.

Physical Information

1 sound file (22 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (19 p.)