Concentration Camp Liberator Honored at Tri City Jewish Center

Congratulations to John Gualtier of Vinton, Iowa who was honored on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the Tri City Jewish Center in Rock Island. Rick Weinstein of the Yom Hashoah committee spoke these words honoring John: "John was part of 371st Medical Battalion, Company A, 71st Infantry Division. He was assigned to triage and also, part of the liberation of Gunskirchen Lager concentration camp which is a sub-camp of Mauthausen. John was feeding a Jewish survivor when suddenly, the man died in his arms. His unit liberated another camp near Staubling, Germany that contained mostly Russians but also Negros, Jews and others who were not "blonde-haired and blue-eyed." John's story is being told by student

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