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NY WWII vet, liberated Nazi train, dies in Fla.

Posted at: 12/19/2012 8:51 AM
By: Associated Press

 

HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - A World War II veteran from New York whose account of liberating Holocaust victims from a Nazi train led to reunions with the survivors 60 years later has died.
 
Matthew Rozell, a friend of Carrol Walsh, tells The Associated Press that Walsh died Monday at his home in Sarasota, Fla. The retired New York judge was 91. A cause of death wasn't immediately available.
 
Walsh and other American soldiers liberated 2,500 Jewish concentration camp prisoners from a Nazi train at the end of World War II. His story was posted on a website Rozell created for the history class he teaches at Hudson Falls High School.
 
That led to a series of reunions involving veterans and train survivors in New York, South Carolina and Tennessee.
 
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