Lawrence Peckler

Date: July 29, 2008
Location: San Francisco, California
Interviewers: Vickie Malone, Yogita, Mary Larson, Pete Van Auken, Jonathan Parsons [adult educators, CIT 2008], with Howard Levin

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Larry Peckler married at age nineteen and headed off to war with the Army Air Corps. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge where he first started to lose his hearing. Peckler helped to liberate the Landsberg Nazi concentration camp in Linz, Austria. He also entered the Mauthausen concentration camp shortly after the war and saw other death and labor camps where he witnessed dead bodies of hundreds of camp victims. He also helped run displaced persons and prisoner of war camps in Austria at the end of the war.

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This interview was conducted by adult students attending Urban School's Center for Innovative Teaching course on Digital Oral History during the summer of 2008.

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