And The Memory Remained

History of Sorts

All of those men who liberated the camps throughout Europe, never lost the memories of what they witnessed. Below are just some of their accouns.

The Dachau concentration camp was liberated on April 29, 1945. Hilbert Margol(pictured above}and his twin brother Howard. 2 Jewish American soldiers were there and documented the tragedy.

Hilbert and Howard came across the so-called “death train” at Dachau. This is his recollection.

“So we get orders to pull off to the right side of the road. We all smelled this very distinct odor, very strong odor. One of our jeep drivers came by and he said, ‘On the other side of those woods, it must be a chemical factory over there.’ Well, Howard heard that and he came over to me, and he said, “I don’t think it’s a chemical factory.” And he said, you know, that odor reminded him of when our mother used…

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