Eduard Harris and Tony Rossetti met for the first time two years ago, but they were together 67 years earlier in a place that bore witness to one of history’s most horrific atrocities.
One was a victim. The other a liberator.
They did not know it then, but they would both survive — and thrive — back in the United States. In their later years, they would settle within a few miles of each other, in Scottsdale.
And in November 2012, an Arizona Republic article would bring together Rossetti, the U.S. soldier who helped liberate Germany’s Buchenwald concentration camp, and Harris, one of the prisoners rescued there.