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History Speaks: Dachau Liberation


Explore history through engaging talks by local and regional history professionals. In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, also known as D-Day, we are remembering World War II through a historic lecture series. Discussions and interactive workshops will include an overview of the War, including both European and Pacific campaigns, tales from veterans who were actually there, and stories of influential groups who changed the course of history.

Hilbert Margol aka “Hibby” and his twin brother, Howard, were born February 22, 1924, in Jacksonville, Florida. Hibby and Howard may have eventually ended up in the metro Atlanta area, but they first took quite the path: from Florida to North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Illinois, Oklahoma, New Jersey, France, and finally Germany. In 1945, the two Jewish Floridians became American liberators when they entered Dachau, the first of the Nazi concentration camps opened in Germany. Join us as Hibby recounts his time in the military and what it was like to be an American liberator of a Nazi Concentration Camp.