Barack Obama Was Wrong When he Claimed That His Uncle Helped Liberate Auschwitz-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
The forwarded email quotes senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama as saying that his uncle was a part of the Army troops that liberated the Auschwitz death camp in Poland. The writer of the eRumor said that’s a lie, that the Russians liberated Auschwitz, not the Americans.
The senator got this one wrong.
At a campaign appearance in New Mexico in May, 2008, Obama made the statement quoted in the eRumor. He proudly talked of an uncle who helped liberate Auschwitz. The problem is that Auschwitz was liberated on January 27, 1945 by Stalin’s Red Army. No American troops were involved.
The Obama campaign quickly explained that Obama wasn’t lying and the story was true, but that it was Obama’s great-uncle he was talking about and he was involved with American troops in liberating the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany. Later a spokesperson further corrected that the great-uncle served in the 89th Infantry Division that liberated the Ohrdruf concentration camp, which was a subcamp of Buchenwald.
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Obama lied about his uncle’s service in World War II:
From a news report:
“Obama also spoke about his uncle, who was part of the American brigade that helped to liberate Auschwitz. He said the family legend is that, upon returning from war, his uncle spent six months in an attic. “Now obviously, something had really affected him deeply, but at that time there just weren’t the kinds of facilities to help somebody work through that kind of pain,” Obama said. “That’s why this idea of making sure that every single veteran, when they are discharged, are screened for post-traumatic stress disorder and given the mental health services that they need – that’s why it’s so important.”
Well—his uncle must have been a Russian, because it was the Russians who liberated Auschwitz and then occupied Poland, not the Americans.
Obama did it again!!