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William Sawchuk letter

Document | Accession Number: 2014.170.1

Letter written by William Sawchuk (donor's father) to his sister from Germany; 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; and as survivors recounted stories of families killed at the hands of the Nazis in concentration camps and their own starving and suffering.

Date
1945  (creation)
Language
English
Extent
1 letter.
Extent
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of William Sawchuk, Jr.
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Record last modified: 2018-11-27 12:57:38
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