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BERLIN — David Dushman, the last surviving soldier who took part in the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz in 1945, has died at the age of 98.

Dushman, a Red Army soldier who later became an international fencer, died on Saturday, said the International Olympic Committee in a brief statement.

On January 27, 1945, he used his T-34 Soviet tank to mow down the electric fence of Auschwitz in Nazi-occupied Poland, helping to set prisoners in the death camp free.

“We hardly knew anything about Auschwitz,” he said, recounting that day in an interview in 2015 with Sueddeutsche daily.

But he saw “skeletons everywhere.”

“They staggered out of the barracks, sat and lay among the dead. Terrible. We threw them all our canned food and immediately went on to hunt down the fascists,” he said.

Only after the end of the war did he learn about the scale of the atrocities in the camp.

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Even today, those camps have an eerie, evil feel about them. I've been to Auschwitz and Dachau. They are a potent reminder of the evil that some men can do to other men.

Never Forget!
 

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6th of June 2021

BERLIN — David Dushman, the last surviving soldier who took part in the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz in 1945, has died at the age of 98.

Dushman, a Red Army soldier who later became an international fencer, died on Saturday, said the International Olympic Committee in a brief statement.

On January 27, 1945, he used his T-34 Soviet tank to mow down the electric fence of Auschwitz in Nazi-occupied Poland, helping to set prisoners in the death camp free.

“We hardly knew anything about Auschwitz,” he said, recounting that day in an interview in 2015 with Sueddeutsche daily.

But he saw “skeletons everywhere.”

“They staggered out of the barracks, sat and lay among the dead. Terrible. We threw them all our canned food and immediately went on to hunt down the fascists,” he said.

Only after the end of the war did he learn about the scale of the atrocities in the camp.

Read more at: David Dushman, last surviving Auschwitz liberator, dies aged 98
What the Nazis did was terrible, but I wonder if David was equally as appalled by the Soviet gulags and the atrocities that they committed?
 

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What the Nazis did was terrible, but I wonder if David was equally as appalled by the Soviet gulags and the atrocities that they committed?
Good question, but even if he was...it’s not like he could say much. Living in the USSR was like living on social media today; say the wrong thing, get cancelled. Except Facebook Jail isn’t in Siberia.
 

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Good question, but even if he was...it’s not like he could say much. Living in the USSR was like living on social media today; say the wrong thing, get cancelled. Except Facebook Jail isn’t in Siberia.
Oh but it is too some folks....

Just ask @moona11 the guy with multiple FB profiles so he can still participate if he catches a FB ban. @undeRGRound , same thing. Multiple profiles so they can keep up their daily crack addiction...
 

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Oh but it is too some folks....

Just ask @moona11 the guy with multiple FB profiles so he can still participate if he catches a FB ban. @undeRGRound , same thing. Multiple profiles so they can keep up their daily crack addiction...
Gotta have something to do.
 

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Gets boring watching a long program run on the CNC doesn't it.
Back when I worked as a LAN Manager in a CNC shop, one of the guys would sharpen knives for people while watching his machine run.

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