Holocaust Survivor and Liberator to Speak at Exhibit Opening in Bayside on October 13th

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In a 1991 radio interview, author and 1986 Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel discussed his rescue from the Buchenwald concentration camp in 1945. ”I will always remember with love a big black soldier. He was crying like a child–tears of all the pain in the world and all the rage. Everyone who was there that day will forever feel a sentiment of gratitude to the American soldiers who liberated us.” This Sunday, The Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives will unveil a new photo exhibit on the soldiers — mostly aged 19 to 25 — who saved Jews and others from the Holocaust. The opening event will feature speeches from Irving Roth, who survived Dachau, and Rick Carrier, who helped liberate Buchenwald.

Details: Their Brother’s Keepers: American Liberators of the Nazi Death Camps, The Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside, unveiling on October 13th, 1 pm, free. Exhibit will run indefinitely.

 Photo by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum