Dear Ladies and Gentlemen

It is the first time since 13 April 1945, that I am standing here very close to the location where we were liberated by the American Army.

I am living in Amsterdam and it is hardly believable that I never got any information about previous memorydays of this day.

What I regret the most is, that I never had the occasion to speak to the soldiers who liberated us and I am glad that at least the daughters of Mr. Carrol Walsh are here today with us.




I do not want to keep you up with a long speech, but I would like to emphasize 3 points.

  1. I would like to thank HASHEM (God) from the bottom of my heart, that He saved us - my parents and me - from the certain death.

  2. Also I would like to express my gratitude to the American Army who liberated, with risk of their own lives, the train full of 2500 mostly Jewish exhausted prisoners.

  3. Most of the survivors, like I am, have children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren living in Israel!
    When I come there, and see them playing in the streets of Jerusalem, our Holy City, my heart is telling me with joy, that in spite of everything, we still have won the war!




Dr. Eli Biaglowski