Concentration camp liberator to speak at library

November 05, 2006

Former World War II soldier Sol Goldstein will talk about his experiences in the war as a concentration camp liberator at 2 p.m. today at the Aberdeen library branch, 21 Franklin St.

Goldstein enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in the European theater. He helped liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp, one of the largest established by the Nazis.

Most of the early inmates at Buchenwald were political prisoners, but in 1938, almost 10,000 Jews were sent there.

On April 11, 1945, American forces entered Buchenwald. Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Army division found more than 20,000 people in the camp, 4,000 of them Jews.

Admission to Goldstein's talk is free. All are welcome.

Information: 410-273-5608.

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