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By: Mitzi J. Levin
Survivor: Bass, Jack

“On May 8, 1945, the American GI’s took over the Mühldorf camp in Germany and sent me to a makeshift hospital in Ampfing, Germany.

“I waited to be taken to the large Red Cross van, but I noticed through the window that the van was too full to carry all of us, and I watched it pull away. After all I had been through, I was left behind. I cried.

“Thankfully, the van returned for me the next day and took me from that horrible place to my freedom.

“I was 21 years old.”