March 08, 2006


This article will give you a lump in your throat. Heck, I got misty-eyed just reading the title: At his 80th birthday party, Holocaust survivor meets soldier who liberated him

Posted by Sarah at March 8, 2006 12:48 PM | TrackBack

It made me tear up as well and reminded me of an article I read yesterday. You might find this interesting.

Posted by: Vonn at March 8, 2006 02:52 PM

Oh, Yvonne. The story of them keeping the tattoo...that's too much. My college had a small museum, literally only one room. And I don't know how they acquired it, but they had one of the lampshades made from Jewish skin. Such a strange item to end up in rural Missouri.

Posted by: Sarah at March 8, 2006 04:49 PM

My godmother's husband, who is a freelancer, got the privilege of authoring an autobiography of a Polish holocaust survivor and you might enjoy reading it. The survivor, Joe, remains a good friend of his and my husband and I got to meet him last Christmas in Florida. It was amazing and surreal, to say the least. This article is great. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Nicole at March 8, 2006 05:33 PM

Nicole, I would love to read his Autobiography as well. If you don't mind me asking, what is the name of it? Thank you.

Posted by: Vonn at March 8, 2006 06:51 PM

One of the units that liberated the concentration camp at Dachau was the U.S. 45th Infantry Division (Thunderbird Division), a National Guard outfit which included many American Indian soldiers. Revolted by what they had seen, some members of the 45th took justice into their own hands and shot a number of SS guards.

Had today's media been around then, the story of these shooting would have outweighed any reporting of what had been going on in the concentration camp under German administration.

Posted by: David Foster at March 10, 2006 05:18 AM