Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This program is part of a series hosted by Patrick O'Neal that examines some of the key events of WWII. Archival film clips, photographs, newspaper accounts, journals, personal recollections of soldiers, and commentary by historians are used to tell these stories of courage and perseverance in the face of adversity. This episode follows the events in Germany, as the Allied Forces began their final dismantling of the German war machine. A terrible surprise awaited the arrival of American soldiers: the discovery of the Nazi concentration camps.