Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

September 2008

Creation Date

2008-09-05

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, Genocide, Germany, Infantry Division, 63rd., Landsberg, Liberation, Malan, Tom, American, United States, Veterans, World War, 1939-1945

Abstract

Oral history interview with Holocaust concentration camp liberator Tom Malan. Malan was a mortarman in the 63rd Infantry Division, which liberated Landsberg on April 29, 1945. En route to Munich, they found the camp. The gates were open and the guards had fled, but before leaving they had set some of the buildings on fire, with prisoners still inside. Malan gave one of them a piece of bread; the man could only eat a tiny morsel of it at a time. They did not find many survivors, and the camp was scattered with corpses. Malan stayed in Europe until 1946, playing trumpet in the 255th Regiment Band.

Physical Information

1 sound file (20 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (17 p.)