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.

Date: 01/11/1988
Interviewer: Philip G. Solomon
Interviewee: William McCormick
Language: English
Subject: Concentration camp inmates.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Mass murder.
World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Liberation.
World War, 1939-1945--Veterans--United States.
Men--Personal narratives.
Location: Dachau concentration camp
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