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Holocaust survivors reunite with liberator


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nearly 65 years ago, a group of American soldiers advancing through Germany came upon a train loaded with 2,500 starving Jewish prisoners.

Frank Towers, the liaison officer in the 30th Infantry Division, organized a convoy to take the prisoners to freedom. Then, several years ago, some of the Holocaust survivors, who were only children at the time, began contacting their liberators through the Internet.

That was the beginning of a new focus at the 30th Infantry Division's annual reunion, with survivors joining the veterans and telling their stories.

At this year's reunion, in Nashville, Towers said it is immensely satisfying to know that he had a part to play in setting them on the road to a new life.

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