Oral History Interview with William McCormick
William McCormick describes being a sergeant in the 15th Reconnaissance Group, attached to Seventh Army Headquarters; entering Dachau one day after the initial liberation and staying for two days; giving a very powerful description of the physical and mental condition of the survivors; seeing bodies in boxcars and in piles on the ground and human ashes in boxes near the crematorium; how the Nazis killed thousands of prisoners the week before liberation; his reaction as well as that of others in his unit; and the lasting effect that what he saw in Dachau had on him.
|Interviewer:||Philip G. Solomon|
|Subject:||Concentration camp inmates.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Liberation.
World War, 1939-1945--Veterans--United States.
|Location:||Dachau concentration camp|