Witness to the Holocaust
Shortly after the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, David Cohen volunteered to join the Army. As a radio operator for the 4th Armored Division of Patton's Third Army, David witnessed much of the World War II European front. His division relieved D-Day soldiers in Normandy, France, and then charged across Europe, playing an instrumental role, for instance, in the Allied success at the Battle of the Bulge. Near the end of the war, he saw and photographed the Nazi labor camp at Ohrdruf and the Buchenwald concentration camp. David Cohen makes clear that through the course of his life's journey, he has witnessed both the great good and the unspeakable evil of which humanity is capable.
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