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Nazi Concentration Camp Liberators

The first-hand experience of the American G.I.s who liberated the prisoners in the extensive network of Nazi concentration camps during WWII is something most cannot fathom, but will never be forgotten. This panel discusses the stories and sights from one of the most gruesome periods in history. Sponsored by the National WWII Museum.

This panel is made up of two academic scholars, an award winning broadcast journalist, and three Dachau Liberators. 

DR. WAITMAN BEORN, Louis and Frances Blumkin Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at University of Nebraska Omaha, and author of Marching into Darkness: The Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus. His book explores the participation of the German Army in the Holocaust in the occupied Soviet Union. 

DR. KEITH HUXEN is a former Associate Professor and college administrator at the Baton Rouge Community College, and is now the Senior Director of Research and History at The National WWII Museum.

MICHAEL HIRSH, a New York Times bestselling author, spent 40 years as a broadcast journalist. He’s won eight Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, a Writers Guild of America Award, a Vietnam Veterans Excellence in the Arts Award. He is the author of The Liberators: America's Witnesses to the Holocaust

MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM LEVINE U.S. Army Reserves, Dachau Liberator, 34th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade. At the time of liberation, Levine was a Captain in the U.S. Army. 

DAN BAKER, WWII Dachau Liberator, 42nd Infantry Division.

DON JACKSON, WWII Dachau Liberator, 40th Combat Engineer Regiment.

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