Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

March 2008

Creation Date

2008-03-18

Publisher Information

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

Keywords

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

Abstract

This is an oral history interview with Holocaust concentration camp liberator Art L. Marx. Marx was a member of the 11th Armored Division, which liberated Mauthausen on May 6, 1945. Marx did not spend very much time at the camp, but he saw many newly liberated prisoners on the road; the prisoners all asked for food, which the soldiers gave. On one occasion, his unit was escorting some German prisoners of war, and Marx saw two freed prisoners from the camps kill one of the Germans, whom apparently they recognized.

Physical Information

1 sound file (7 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (4 p.)