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, Army Nurse Corps, Atrocities, Austria, Concentration camps, Crimes against humanity, Evacuation Hospital, 131st, Evacuation Hospital, 131st., Genocide, Gusen, Hospitals, Law, Phyllis Lamont, Liberation, Mauthausen, Medical care, Nurses, American, United States, Veterans, World War, 1939-1945


This is an oral history interview with Holocaust concentration camp liberator Phyllis Law. Law was a nurse with the 131st Evacuation Hospital, which was one of the units sent to Mauthausen-Gusen after its liberation on May 5, 1945. The nurses did not go into the camp for several days after they arrived there and, once they had, stayed in the officers' quarters at some distance from the camp. Law's main job at first was to distribute medication, but a series of accidents limited her interaction with the prisoners. The 131st Evac Hospital was at the camp for two months before returning to the United States.

Physical Information

1 sound file (30 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (19 p.)