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On this day, April 13, 1945 - 75 years ago - my father was liberated by American troops from Nazi Germany. Against all odds, he has survived over 2 years in the Bergen Belsen concentration camp, along with his mother, brother and adoptive father 1/ #farsleben
My father was born in Lvov, Poland in 1930. In 1939, Lvov was occupied by Soviet troops as part of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact of non-aggression that gobbled up Poland between the two countries. 2/
In 1941, Nazi Germany invaded Soviet-occupied Poland. My grandfather was almost immediately ID'd as a jewish leader and shot over a mass grave by Nazis. My father and his family were sent to the Lvov ghetto. My father never talked to us about this period in his life. 3/
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