Return to Buchenwald

World War II veteran Clarence Brockman stumbled upon the largest concentration camp on German soil just after the Nazis abandoned it in 1945. The McDonald, PA resident never thought he'd return to that horrific place, but 65 years later, he did - this time to commemorate the liberation of the prisoners.

Return to Buchenwald aired on Jun 10, 2010.


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