Oral History

Edward Weiss describes Dachau shortly after the liberation

GI Edward S. Weiss, a resident of Gaithersburg, Maryland, was at the Dachau concentration camp shortly after its liberation.


Critical Thinking Questions

What was the context of the Holocaust and World War II at the time of the events described here?

What other source materials might be helpful to provide more historical context for this eyewitness testimony? What aspects of the history might these other source materials help reveal?

How can personal testimonies and oral histories provide insights into the challenges Allied forces faced when encountering and documenting the evidence of atrocities?


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