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91-year-old WWII veteran breaks his silence about the Dachau massacre

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Most news articles, about the American soldiers who liberated the Dachau concentration camp on April 29, 1945, mention that these veterans have never talked to their families about the horror of Dachau.  Now one of the Dachau liberators, Don Ritzenthaler, has broken his silence and has told his grandson about what really happened at Dachau when the camp was liberated.

Gatehouse at Dachau concentration camp, 1945

This quote is from an article written by John Deem on May 25, 2012 in the Lake Norman Citizen newspaper:

Grandpa Ritz has never been able to talk about Dachau, other than to say he was there, and that what he saw was horrible. After reading about the place and what the Germans did to their mostly Jewish prisoners, I wasn’t surprised that the mention of Dachau rendered my typically effusive grandfather mute.

But there always was something in Grandpa’s reaction that made me…

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The Inflectionist – The First Hardcopy Edition of this Insightful Online Magazine

The Inflectionist is a magazine which offers a fresh perspective on many things -  the arts, politics, fashion, music, lifestyle and culture, education and history. Articles are published daily online, and recently the very first hardcopy edition was launched. For details of how to secure your copy, please visit the link below. The cover art is… Continue reading The Inflectionist – The First Hardcopy Edition of this Insightful Online Magazine

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My Year in Writing, USAAF and Limping Home on a Wing and a Prayer.

As we slip into autumn, the end of 2015 is nigh. This year I was determined to have my debut novel completed and ready for publication, whichever route I decided to take. Well, I was fortunate to become a member of the Romantic Novelists Association in January, joining the new writers scheme. I'm now awaiting… Continue reading My Year in Writing, USAAF and Limping Home on a Wing and a Prayer.