May 14, 2019
By Jane Brown
It was quite a heartwarming reunion.
A Holocaust survivor welcomed a U.S. Army veteran to her suburban Detroit home Monday, and thanked him for taking part in the 1945 liberation of the German concentration camp where she was being held.
Sophie Klisman greeted Doug Harvey with a hug and thanked the 95-year-old for taking part in the liberation of the Salzwedel camp.
Harvey downplayed his involvement and told 85-year-old Klisman he was just one of thousands of soldiers who liberated the camp.
“I can’t take credit for the entire 15,000 guys in my division,” Harvey told Klisman, who said to him, “But you were one of the men who is still alive and I’m very fortunate to meet you and to thank you.”
In addition to Salzwedel, Klisman and her sister Felicia survived the Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps.