Liberation of concentration camps

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The rains came while Charles R. Smith and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 417th...
After going through the African Campaign [Annotator's Note: Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa, 8 to...
Vernon Tweedt does not recall where he was when a trainload of people came through the town. They were packed like...
Henry Muller did a great deal of physical training to become a paratrooper. He says the US Army has been jogging ever...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Leon Bass if he has any personal regrets regarding his service during World War...
Simon Braitman cried when he was liberated [Annotator’s Note: by the 71st Infantry Division on 4 May 1945]. He could...
Annaliese Nossbaum came across letters she and her mother had written after their liberation from Mauthausen [Annotator...
Ivan Bodis-Wollner was put on trains and taken from Bergen-Belsen [Annotator's Note: Bergen-Belsen concentration camp...
Itka Zygmuntowicz stayed in Auschwitz until 18 January 1945 when she and the other inmates were marched out of the camp...
Towards the end of the war, Germans were surrendering by the thousands to William F. Bielec and his unit [Annotator's...
Frank J. Waldeck [Annotator's Note: with Company C, 1st Battalion, 411th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry Division]...
Raymond Burchell started smelling flesh. He thought maybe an air raid was happening. They could not see smoke. As they...
While in Regensburg [Annotator's Note: Regensburg, Germany], Donald G. Watson recalled losing another friend from...
Charles Slay was in Köln [Annotator's Note: Cologne, Germany] and thought it was very beautiful. His unit [Annotator's...
William Kracov [Annotator's Note: as a scout for heavy weapons Company M, 3rd Battalion, 232nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd...
[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
Robert Swift did not meet any of the Russians at the end of the war although they did pass through his area. After the...
The forward observers were doing their "usual thing" looking for a high point when William Jucksch said they came upon...
Henry Muller and the 11th Airborne Division, Eighth US Army, were attacking Manila, Philippines. The Japanese had...
Adolph Edward Asher went to Dachau [Annotator's Note: Dachau concentration camp complex near Dachau, Germany]. Every...
When he arrived at Berga, Morton Brooks was shocked to find that it wasn't a POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war]...
Benjamin Hagans was in Cabanatuan [Annotator’s Note: Cabanatuan, Philippines] for all of 1944 and part of 1945. He...
Itka Bloch remembers the first tank coming in [Annotator's Note: to liberate the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp near...
Peter Somogyi felt there was a chance he had been liberated when he saw a Russian soldier outside the window [Annotator...
In April 1945, Elizabeth Goldstein heard noises and saw airplanes circling in the sky. She knew that the end was near....
Mark Rubin did not wear the Star of David, the yellow star, in the camps. That only lasted about a year at the...
The Russians liberated the camp where Luba Keller was held. Keller was hiding because the bombs were falling around...
Judah Samet left by train and remembers passing through Berlin [Annotator's Note: Berlin, Germany] where ruins were...
Leona Kleiner views her liberation as the best thing in her life except for her family. [Annotator's Note: Kleiner left...
Joseph Komito traveled many days on a train not knowing where he was bound [Annotator's Note: the Germans were...
[Annotator's Note: Gerda Klein, who was liberated from a slave labor camp can be very difficult to understand at points...
Paula Knobler heard the sound of artillery as the Russians approached her concentration camp. The Germans evacuated...
Richard Henry Hamilton was liberated by some Russians after being on a march for over 70 days. Hamilton recalled...
Getting into Bergen-Belsen [Annotator's Note: Bergen-Belsen concentration camp near Bergen, Germany] was the worst...
After some time in Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp complex in...
Eric Kahn's mother stayed in Wiesbaden, Germany, and had no communication with her husband and sons. Terezin had no...

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