Aaron A. Eiferman Letter: Page 1 [LCID: 2015exr0]

Aaron A. Eiferman Letter: Page 1

Aaron A. Eiferman, a member of the 12th Armored Division, wrote this letter to his wife in the United States. Writing "We have seen what can be called the living dead," he describes his experiences as the 12th overran a Dachau subcamp in the Landsberg area on April 27, 1945.


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  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Aaron A. Eiferman
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