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Letter to the Editor

 


Dear Editor,

Your article in the July 23rd issue regarding the death of a former Nazi armed guard at the Nazi Death Camp again brings to mind the recent death of Sidney’s survivor of Auschwitz.  Benny Hochman spent three and a half years in this camp, with the slogan “ARBITEN MACHT FREI” over the entrance gate, was force marched in winter to Buchanwald where he nearly died only to be rescued by an army communications battalion, nursed back to health in an army hospital, worked as an interpreter in Europe and immigrated to the USA and spent many years telling his story of life in the death camps throughout most of the Western US.  There is a movement afoot which contends that there was no such thing as the Holocaust but we know better.  Benny’s legacy continues and is documented in his book,”FROM HELL TO HERE” which is available at the  Book Corner and other places and should be read by all Americans.  There is no way that Johann Breyer was not involved in the heinous activities that took place in those camps and it is unfortunate that he was permitted to live out his life in our free country and died just prior to his extradition for his war crimes.

C.J. Cornelius

Sidney

 

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