Dr. Morris Abrams was the first Jewish Reserved Officer in the United States Army to become a Division Surgeon. He was also the first Jewish Field Officer in his Division.
On April 4,1945, he liberated a camp in the town of Ohrdorf. As the Unit moved forward, he encountered other camps and sub-camps.
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“We heard rumors [about the camps]. All I knew is that they were killing Jews. I didn't know where they were killing them... until we came to Buchenwald... and then I realized how bad things were, I realized for the first time what they were really doing and I heard about the gas chambers.”
- Morris Abrams