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Seeking Texans Who Helped Liberate Nazi Concentration Camps

Susan "Sue" Owen '94 October 12, 2016 12:25 PM updated: October 19, 2016 10:33 AM

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission is looking to identify Texans who helped to liberate the Nazi concentration camps of World War II. The Texas A&M University Libraries have helped identify more than 200 Aggies among their ranks, and there are believed to be more from A&M.

The commission is working with Texas Tech University on a massive project to uncover the experiences of these Texans, and is striving to include all who were involved. 

If you know someone who fits the description (see below), please let them know they can fill out the form at http://thgc.texas.gov/about/liberator-information-project.

From the commission: "For the purposes of this project, 'Liberator' refers to any serviceperson who was present at any Nazi camp during the first three days of the camp’s liberation, or any serviceperson who assisted with the removal of the bodies of the victims. The Liberator must have been born in Texas, or lived within the state at some point during their lives."

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission ensures that resources are available to students, educators, and the general public regarding the Holocaust and other genocides.



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