General Dwight Eisenhower and several other generals arrive in Ohrdruf, part of the Buchenwald concentration camp on April 12, coincidentally, the day of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death. They find emaciated bodies, shallow graves, torture devices, and other horrors of Nazi brutality. It is reported that General Patton becomes physically ill and Eisenhower turns white. He said upon departure, “We are told that the American soldier does not know what he was fighting for,” he said. “Now, at least he will know what he is fighting against.”
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