Troubled Memory

An elderly Holocaust survivor confronts a Holocaust denier, and a historian takes note

revinpitts

05/30/2000 10:02:23 PM

One more note... It is interesting to note that NONE of the Nazis who were tried for their roles in Holocaust ever denied that it happened. Their only "defense" was that they were only following orders. That defense does nothing but confirm that these unspeakable atrocities really did take place.

revinpitts

05/30/2000 09:59:23 PM

My father was part of the division which liberated the slavelabor/death camp in Ohrdruf, Germany. While he was not one to regale us with war stories at the drop of a hat, he would readily answer questions about his experiences. Except Ohrdruf. When asked about it, his eyes took on a distant, haunted look and he would say in a voice just above a whisper that the stink of death was beyond all description. He did take photos, and in his last days, he made sure that we still had them. He was a Methodist country boy from the hills of Southern Illinois...hardly a Zionist! But he wanted to make sure that his record of what happened was passed along, because he had seen, felt, and smelled the deadly truth of the Nazi Holocaust.

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