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Liberator Testimonies

Bob Grossman

Robert (Bob) Grossman was born in Philipsberg, Pennsylvania. He recalls his Jewish upbringing as very Orthodox. His community had a hard time keeping a rabbi, but he was formally bar mitzvahed. He graduated at 16 […]

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William Zartman

William “Bill” Zartman was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania in 1925. He was raised Lutheran. After high school, he became a salesman for Proctor and Gamble. At 17 years old, Bill decided to enlist in the […]

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Seymour Taffet

Seymour was born in 1915 in Newark, NJ to a Jewish family. He attended high school and went to medical school at the University of Michigan. Seymour was inducted into Army Medical Corps as 1st […]

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Robert Miksa

Robert Miksa was born in 1924 in Chicago to a Catholic family. His father’s generosity influenced him to help people throughout his life. In 1942, he felt an obligation to contribute to his country and […]

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Philip Snoberger

Philip Snoberger was born in 1924 in Goshen, Indiana to a family of farmers. Phil was drafted when he was still in high school, but he was allowed to graduate first and then serve. Phil […]

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Phyllis Gervais

Phyllis Gervais was born in May of 1921 in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts to a Catholic family. She was inspired by both her mother and father to go into nursing. After graduating from high school in […]

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Peter Thomas

Peter Thomas was born in Pensacola, Florida. He felt a great deal of hatred for the German people because his grandfather, a British army colonel, was killed in World War I. Peter enlisted in the […]

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Nick Hale

William Nick Hale was born in 1924 in Baltimore. His family was Baptist and religious. He was drafted into the army in 1943 upon his graduation from high school. Nick served in the infantry in […]

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Robert Hilliard

Robert “Bob” Hilliard was born on June 25th, 1925 in New York City. He was drafted in 1944 and served in the Infantry. In late April, 1945, Robert became the editor of his unit’s newspaper. […]

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Paul Claus

Paul Claus was born in 1922 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the eldest of three children. Both his father and brother worked for the railroad. Paul pre-empted the draft by negotiating a better assignment with […]

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