The sun was hidden behind clouds as the young Army officer and one of his soldiers motored through the south German countryside.
Suddenly, they were overcome by the stench of rotting corpses.
The two men glanced at each other but said nothing. Both had an idea of the horrors that awaited them at Dachau; neither dared speak of it.
Nearly seven decades would pass before Col. Eddie Shames finally broke his silence. With trembling hands and a steady voice Sunday at Temple Israel, the 90-year-old Norfolk native told the story of being one of the first American soldiers to reach German concentration camps. Continue reading “Honor. Silence. Now, 7 decades later, his story.”→