David Dushman, who helped liberate Auschwitz, dies at 98

BERLIN (AP) — David Dushman, the last surviving Allied soldier involved in the liberation of Auschwitz, has died. He was 98. The Jewish Community of Munich and Upper Bavaria said Sunday that Dushman had died Saturday in a Munich hospital. As a young Red Army soldier, Dushman flattened the forbidding fence around the notorious Nazi death camp with his tank on Jan. 27, 1945. After the war he helped train the Soviet Union’s women’s national fencing team and survived the attack on the Munich Olympics. Later in life, Dushman visited schools to tell students about the war and the horrors of the Holocaust. Details on funeral arrangements and survivors weren’t immediately known.