Buchenwald Witness

Discussion in 'The Holocaust' started by CCWhitfield1, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. CCWhitfield1

    CCWhitfield1 Member

    My wife's late grandfather, John Rollinson was an army cook in WW2, who we now believe was sent to the newly liberated Buchenwald Concentration Camp in April 1945 as part of a unit whose task was to observe the state of the camp and the POWs with a view to standing as a witness in any war crimes trial. It appears this occurred after General Eisenhower made representations to Churchill for witnesses / corroboration from fellow Allies, which included most notably a parliamentary delegation with Mavis Tate MP. John was not called as a witness and pledged on his return to Liverpool 'never to talk about it'. He never did. Most of this information has come from his surviving daughter (86 yo) and son-in-law (90yo).

    Does anyone have any further information?


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