I Say the World Should See Them: The Liberation of Ohrdruf and Buchenwald


April 30 – July 31, 2024

The first concentration camp to be liberated by American troops was Ohrdruf, a sub-camp of Buchenwald, on April 4, 1945. Buchenwald itself was liberated a week later on April 11, 1945. Delving into the history of these camps and their liberation, this exhibit highlights items from the collection of Dr. Rowland Wood, a St. Petersburg, Florida native who served in the 168th Medical Battalion of Patton’s Third Army and who bore witness to the liberation of Ohrdruf and Buchenwald.


  • Rowland Wood in the European Theater of Operations, 1944-45

    Permanent Collection of The Florida Holocaust Museum, donated by Terry Wood Lyons and Alvin G. Wood