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American Air Power Museum Educational Program

It was on April 4, 1945 that American army units discovered and liberated the first slave labor camp at Ohrdruf, in Thuringia, Germany. In the following week, American forces went on to free the camps at Buchenwald, near Weimar, and the V2 rocket slave-labor camp at Nordhausen in the Harz Mountains. On the 67th anniversary of the liberation of these camps, the American Air Power Museum, of which Cockpit USA are proud sponsors, will host a number of US armored vehicles, similar to those that broke down the gates to free the Holocaust survivors. The exhibit is part of an educational program which will be held at the museum next month through the sponsorship of Morrell Caterers. Mauthausen concentration camp survivors Thea and Jack Rumstein and students from the surrounding areas will gather for the program in order to maintain the story of Holocaust and of the liberation.

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