Monday, March 24, 2014

Listening to a Nazi Death Camp Liberator

Last night my husband and I had the chance to hear a man named Leo Hymas  speak about his World War II experiences. As a young soldier he was one if the first few to come across and liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp. 
His talk was moving. He also had a variety of memorabilia from his experiences in Europe and Japan during the war. At one point he unfurled a Nazi banner that he had pulled off of a building  after removing a portrait of Hitler " with his pistol". It was disturbing for me to even see the banner held up
In front of us, but so important to hear him talk about the evil that it represented. 
We will not have these WW II veterans with us for many more years. It is important to remember. 
Learn more about Leo Hymas at 

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