Holocaust Survivor Tells Heartwrenching Story of the Day He Was Freed

Source: Buzzfeed
Source: Buzzfeed

A Holocaust survivor recalled the day he was freed from a concentration camp for BuzzFeed — and his story is chilling.

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The man, who isn't named in the video, was a prisoner at the camp for a year before it was liberated. He and his friends didn't get much sleep and he hadn't washed himself once. He told BuzzFeed that it wasn't unusual to wake up next to dead people.

One morning, he and his friends awoke to find no guards in the guard towers.

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They approached the padlocked gate to the camp. Then, he said, a Russian soldier emerged from the fog, just beyond the gate.

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"But, he says, as he takes out his gun and shoots off the padlock, 'Doctors will be coming, medication will be coming, food will be coming very shortly.'"

"We go to every barrack in the vicinity, open up the door, and in every language that we know just yelling, 'We are free! We are free!'"

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"You'll never forget that moment, the sounds from the barracks," he said.
"I make a little victory dance on my prison uniform."

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Source: Mic/BuzzFeed
Source: Mic/BuzzFeed

Watch the full video below.


Source: YouTube

Read more:
• These Holocaust Survivors Finally Got the Bar and Bat Mitzvahs They Never Had
• (((Echoes))), Exposed: The Secret Symbol Neo-Nazis Use to Target Jews Online
• Neo-Nazis Tried to Target Jews With a Secret Code — And the Response Was Incredible

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Jessica Eggert

Jessica is a staff writer at Mic, covering breaking news. She is based in New York and can be reached at jessica@mic.com.

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