Presentation by Carl Getzel
Carl Getzel discusses his childhood and service in the US Army during WWII; his experiences as a Jew amongst many non-Jews; and his experiences as one of the first American soldiers from the 45th Infantry Division to liberate Dachau concentration camp.
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Date: 1988 October 11-1988 November 29
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