I am doing research on a short film about a woman who was born in Oradea, Transylvania between the two World Wars. In the Spring of 1944 she was deported to the KZ Auschwitz Concentration Camp. She was later moved to a Camp near Salzwedel and was rescued on April 12th, 1945 by members of the 84th Infantry Division (a Milwaukee, WI Army Reserve Command) who liberated the Camp. The Soldier that opened the gate was from Milwaukee, WI. She and her mother were the only survivors in her family. I met his woman in 2009 at a restaurant in Milwaukee, WI while I was on my lunch break. What caught her eye was my uniform and what almost brought her to tears was my patch. I was wearing the 84th patch and she called me an angel and she thanked me for my service and told me her story. I gave her one of my traditional unit coins with my Colonel rank on one side and her highly beloved 84th patch on the other side of the coin. Apparently I gave her the motivation and inspiration to write another book. I had no idea that she was not only a retired school pychologist, but she was also an author. It only took her 4 months to write her new book titled "New and Selected Poems" by the one and only Martha Osvat. Survivor of Auschwitz.
Name: Darryl W. Hensley
Lives in: Wiesbaden, Germany