Liberators and Survivors: The First Moments

Liberators and Survivors: The First Moments

The liberation of concentration camps by the US Army at the end of WWII is an excellent entry point for US history into the study of the Holocaust.

 

This video interweaves liberators’ and Jewish survivors’ testimonies and other primary sources, highlighting the experiences of US soldiers upon entering the Nazi camps. The video helps present their story as the witnesses relate to the stark difference between conventional warfare and the Holocaust, an unprecedented genocide.

 

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