Re: Liberation of Ahlem Labor Camp, Destination of those in Lodz Ghetto #general

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

If anyone wants more information about this event or thinks he/she may know
someone who was in the Ahlem Labor Camp (prisoners were all male), please
contact me. For your information, another article with photos taken at the
ceremony was published in the Sioux City Journal Feb 19.

Roni

(Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz)
Scarsdale, New York
Ahlem Labor Camp Documentary -Consultant/Researcher

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Judy Segal wrote to the JewishGen listserv:

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The Sunday edition of the New York Times has a detailed report about a photo
album compiled by one of the American soldiers who had liberated the Ahlem
Labor Camp, near Hannover, Germany.

The man, Vernon TOTT, still lives in Sioux City, Iowa. Mr. Tott, who now is
80 and terminally ill, was visited at his home last week by two of the men
he had liberated on April 10, 1945.

He had been scheduled to be honored at the Holocaust Museum in Washington,
D.C, but he is too sick to travel, so these former prisoners came to him. A
ceremony was held at the Sioux City synagogue.

This report is posted at:

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/20/national/20ahlem.html

but the Times keeps its content available on-line for free for only a week.

According to the Times, the photo album is posted at:

www.jou.ufl.edu/documentary/prod/Ahlem/album

Most of the prisoners came >from the Lodz ghetto; most did not survive.

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