Matt Brownell-Liberators

Description

Focus on the American Jewish Liberators and their thoughts on liberating concentration camps

Julius Bernstein was an Orthodox Jew born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in August 1922. He was drafted into the army in 1942 two years after graduating high school. He was assigned to the 12th armor divisions headquarters when he came across the…

“I was enraged, especially when I saw what they did to those people in that burning shack setting it on fire. The cruelty. First I was shocked, then I remember walking around. I was kicking things. I was frustrated I couldn’t do anything about…

Interviewer “Did you witness any attacks or retaliation against the Germans?” Barrish “Yes. They (concentration camp prisoners) got a hold of a couple of guards themselves and they beat them to death. And I’m sure that if they had gotten all…