November 24, 2015

GIs Remember Video Series

American Jewish GIs played a crucial role in liberating concentration camps. Not only did they witness the horrors of the Holocaust and report it to the world, they were the first comfort for the prisoners in the camps. Many were Yiddish speakers, the only ones able to communicate with survivors. After the Nazis had tried to completely destroy Jewish community in Europe, these Americans attempted to begin restoring within seconds of their arrival at the camps.