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Joshua Kaufman: Holocaust Survivor Honored at SOTU

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Joshua Kaufman

Joshua Kaufman is a Holocaust survivor who was to be honored by President Donald Trump on the 2019 State of the Union handle.

“A second Holocaust survivor who’s right here tonight, Joshua Kaufman, was a prisoner at Dachau Focus Camp,” Trump’s SOTU transcript says. “He remembers watching by way of a gap within the wall of a cattle automobile as American troopers rolled in with tanks. ‘To me,’ Joshua recollects, ‘the American troopers have been proof that God exists, they usually got here down from the sky.’”

Trump continued, “I started this night by honoring three troopers who fought on D-Day within the Second World Struggle. One in all them was Herman Zeitchik. However there’s extra to Herman’s story. A 12 months after he stormed the seashores of Normandy, Herman was a kind of American troopers who helped liberate Dachau. He was one of many Individuals who helped rescue Joshua from that hell on earth. Virtually 75 years later, Herman and Joshua are each collectively within the gallery tonight — seated side-by-side, right here within the house of American freedom. Herman and Joshua: your presence this night honors and uplifts our total Nation.”

These D-Day heroes obtained a standing ovation. Right here’s that second:

Right here’s what you want to know:

Joshua Kaufman Lives in Los Angeles

In 2016, when he was 88, the Auschwitz survivor went to Germany to testify on the trial of a former Nazi SS guard.

ABC reported that Kaufman lives in Los Angeles, California. He wished to testify “how he eliminated our bodies from fuel chambers on the World Struggle II demise camp after victims had been killed with Zyklon B,” in keeping with the tv community.

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