522nd Field Artillery Battalion
Lawrence Mori tells about going into a camp and seeing dead Holocaust victims. (Run time: 1:47)
A place where it says "Dachau," and it was all fenced. Then, I looked, it was toward the evening and the ground is real flat, and I could see three piles of something that's about 10-12 feet high, like a pyramid, sort of. But, toward the evening, I was so curious about what that was. So, the next morning, I got a jeep and went back and it was all fenced, but the gate was closed but it was unlocked. So, I just pushed it open and went inside to see, and that's when I saw all these political persons that I heard about. They're all dead. They didn't have no clothes on. They were the ones that were stacked like that in three piles. I looked around and then I saw an oven and all that, but I didn't know exactly what it was until after the war when I went back on the 50th reunion. I went back to Dachau, and I asked about the place that was there. That's where the crematorium was, and that's why they had these stacks of the Jewish people that were dead. I don't know how they died or how long, but they were all, more or less, more bones than anything else. And, they didn't have a chance to cremate them because they knew that we were coming, so they evacuated the whole camp, more or less, and they marched the ones that were able.
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