The Liberators: America’s Witnesses to the Holocaust by Michael Hirsh

The Liberators: America's Witnesses to the HolocaustI highly recommend reading this book in sunlight.

 

Not before bedtime.

 

It opens with American POW as slave-labor in a mining shaft, some die, but bodies have to be recorded properly so they get stacked up (right near the POW eating room) until the recording clerk comes around once a week.

This sets the tone for the book. Many personal memories of American soldiers, chaplains, nurses. There is a lot of horror at what they see, a lot of ‘why didn’t high command warn us that things would be this bad’.

It is bad. But there are many stories of hope, as well.

Really an amazing set of stories.

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