Healing at Dachau: One Physician’s Reflections on Liberation
Presentation by Clarice Wilsey
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Browsing Room, Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.
David B. Wilsey, M.D. was one of 27 physicians that liberated Dachau Concentration Camp on April 29, 1945. He spent the next 5 plus weeks providing medical care to former prisoners who experienced starvation, typhus, typhoid and malnutrition. He documented his medical and personal thoughts in the many letters he sent home to his wife. To his patients he was a light amidst the evil and cruelty caused by the Nazis.
Clarice Wilsey will read from the letters and describe the work and thoughts of her remarkable father.
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies and the Singer Family.