We never knew how just was our cause until we entered the rotten interior of Germany and beheld for the first time the unbelievable results of Nazi greed and cruelty – the shallow, quick lime graves – the feeble thanks and tears of joy of the emaciated walking dead – the slave laborers, who were former free men in Europe – miserable wretches whose plight might well have been the lot of our own loved ones had we not succeeded.
May this history, then, be dedicated to those who died inconspicuously, but not in vain, that freedom might live.
—From the Combat History of the 137th US Infantry Regiment (Kansas National Guard), 35 US Infantry Division, which fought
from Normandy to the Elbe with the 1st, 3rd and 9th US Armies
Via commenter David All at Simply Jews