During WWII, General Eisenhower ordered every citizen of Gotha, Germany to tour a concentration camp

In World War II, General Eisenhower learned of the extermination camp in Ohrdruf, Germany.

Upon discovering it, he arranged to meet other generals there, as that area of Germany had been captured by the Allies already.

Eisenhower led a tour through the extermination camp and was so appalled that he ordered every American soldier there not on the front lines to visit Ohrdruf.

This was so they would know exactly what they’re fighting against.

Eisenhower said that the atrocities there were “beyond the American mind to comprehend.” As a result, he ordered every citizen of the town of Gotha to tour the camp.

After the mayor and his wife toured the camp, they were so disturbed and ashamed that they went home and hanged themselves.

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