The last of the soldiers of theRed Army who liberated the concentration camp of Auschwitz died in Munich, Germany at the age of 98. Era David Dushman, Jew and veteran of the Army who after the war devoted himself to sport becoming Olympic swordsman and then coach. Confirmation of his death arrived on Sunday from the Jewish community of Munich.
Survived two world warsMILF Dushman Aveva 21 years when he used his tank T-34 to break down the electric fence of the field of the Poland occupied by the Nazis. It was January 27, 1945 and the young Dushman, like so many others, did not even know what Auschwitz was, but he was contributing to the liberation of about 7 thousand prisoners found still alive within the walls of the camp, including many children. As reported by the New York Times, in 2015 Dushman told the German newspaper newspaper Southgerman newspaper that he was shocked when, entering the camp, he peered from his tank at what was around. “An endless suffering. Everywhere there were skeletons – he said – we gave them all ours food canned and we went ahead, to chase the fascists ”.
After the war Dushman studied Medicine at the behest of his mother, but his passion was there fencing. In fact, after his studies he became the best fencer in theSoviet Union and then coach. In this capacity, he also witnessed theterrorist attack against the Israeli Olympic team of the 1972 in Munich. The passion for this sport has accompanied him throughout his life, so much so that until the age of 90, Dushman took the subway to go to a sports club in Munich and fence. “My greatest dream for future generations is to live in a world where there is no war, ”he said during a visit to International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland.