But the most interesting—although horrible—sight that I encountered during the trip was a visit to a German internment camp near Gotha. The things I saw beggar description. While I was touring the camp I encountered three men who had been inmates and by one ruse or another had made their escape. I interviewed them through an interpreter. The visual evidence and the verbal testimony of starvation, cruelty and bestiality were so overpowering as to leave me a bit sick. In one room, where they [there] were piled up twenty or thirty naked men, killed by starvation, George Patton would not even enter. He said he would get sick if he did so. I made the visit deliberately, in order to be in position to give first-hand evidence of these things if ever, in the future, there develops a tendency to charge these allegations merely to ‘propaganda’. —Dwight D. Eisenhower

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  1. July 14, 2018 at 1:53 PM

    A great and courageous man. So few left who can speak first-hand.

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    • July 14, 2018 at 4:09 PM

      We have an elderly neighbor who was a young girl in Germany during the war. She is adamant, to this day, that the holocaust did not happen.
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      • July 15, 2018 at 5:59 AM

        That’s unbelievable (your neighbor’s denial)! I’ve read a lot about the camps and visited one many years ago when it Europe. Words fail.

        janet

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      • July 15, 2018 at 7:14 AM

        I can only imagine, Janet. Thanks for joining the conversation.
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