Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

June 2008

Creation Date


Publisher Information

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


Army, Atrocities, Concentration camps, Crimes against humanity, Dachau, Genocide, Germany, Infantry Division, 63rd., Jacobson, Barry, Liberation, American, United States, Veterans, World War, 1939-1945


This is an oral history interview with Holocaust concentration camp liberator Barry Jacobson. Jacobson was a member of the 63rd Infantry Division, though he was not with the units that liberated Kaufering in April 1945. After the war, he was stationed at the military government regional office in Stuttgart, where he met several displaced persons who had been prisoners at Dachau. These people told him about their experiences in the camp. Jacobson helped two of them correspond with relatives overseas. He also obtained several photographs of Dachau from another soldier.

Physical Information

1 sound file (18 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (9 p.)