Sunday, October 25, 2009

Eisenhower and the Shoah

An interesting source (and website); this is a letter from General D. Eisenhower, "
Letters of Note: The things I saw beggar description."

A description of the letter from the website:
The concentration camp in Ohrdruf was the first to be liberated by U.S. forces during World War II, and just a week later, General Dwight D. Eisenhower paid a visit in order to survey the scene. The following letter, in which Eisenhower describes said experience, was written by the future President three days later and sent to General George C. Marshall in Washington. Although the entire letter is interesting and worth reading, the now famous description by Eisenhower can be seen in the image below and found in the transcript's 6th paragraph.
h/t Sullivan; pic from the website; backpost - finished on 11-20-2009.

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