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Emotional Reunion: Holocaust Survivor salutes U.S. Soldier who liberated him from Concentration Camp

It was an emotional reunion between Joshua Kaufman and rescuer, Daniel Gillespie. On April 29, 1945, Gillespie, a U.S. Army soldier, liberated Kaufman and many others from the Dachau death camp near Munich.

Kaufman was the first person Gillespie saw, hiding in the latrines with other prisoners. Gillespie helped free Kaufman and they both parted with tears in their eyes - both believed they would never see one another again.
The two recently reunited in Huntington Beach, California.

"I have wanted to do this for 70 years. I love you, I love you so much," Kaufman said to his rescuer.

Kaufman fell at Gillespie's feet in gratitude.

(January 22, 2015)