William Sawchuk letter
Letter written by William Sawchuk Sr. from Germany to his family, dated May 5, 1945. A member of General McAuliffe's Seventh Army, he describes the atrocities he witnessed as his battalion moved through Germany and encountered concentration camps and survivors whom he describes as "human skeletons" walking the roads and the dead lying besides them. He also describes the stories survivors recounted of families killed at the hands of the Nazis in concentration camps and their own starving and suffering.
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