Unlikely Liberators Exhibit

Unlikely Liberators Exhibit

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WHO/WHAT: The Nisei Veterans Legacy Center, in partnership with Temple Emanu-El, presents a photo exhibit on the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion and the liberation of the Dachau Death March. The exhibit was curated by Eric Saul and documents the encounters between Nazi concentration camp prisoners and Nisei soldiers of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion.

The 522nd was part of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a segregated unit made up primarily of Japanese Americans who fought valiantly for the U.S. in World War II. In the war’s closing days, the 522nd came across prisoners from the sub camps of Dachau.

Known as the Dachau Death March, prisoners were forced to march as the Nazi attempted to destroy evidence of the Holocaust. GIs from the 522nd some of whom had volunteered from U.S. internment camps where their families were imprisoned came face to face with and assisted the sub camp prisoners.

WHEN/WHERE: Oct. 5-24 at Kahala Mall, open daily during mall hours. For more information, call 971-1060.

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