Future requirements

 

  • Mission 1 - acquire permission to place a Monument/Marker, create a Foundation and a Website - Accomplished.
  • Mission 2 - to ask for donations, acquire a Monument/Marker and find a suitable text.
  • Mission 3 - to have the text approved by the Mayor and to have the unveiling on 13 April 2018.

 

Since the town does not have the funds to pay for such a Monument, perhaps families of the veterans and families and friends of the liberated prisoners would wish to donate some money to support this cause as a reminder for future generations that this train was liberated in Farsleben by the American army, the Old Hickory Division.

The text should be short, preferably in English, if adequate funds, then in Hebrew and in German.  Possibly a reference for more info at this special internet site.

In the coming days this link will be communicated. A special bank account will be opened for the placement of the Monument.

Mrs. Moritz family also took in one of the survivors in her home, Mimi (Nissim) Misrachi/Mizrakhi. If anyone could help find this person please use the Contact sheet of this website.

Should anyone wish to have further information please use the Contact sheet.

This goal got started by finding the Memoires of Gina Rapaport typed in English on German stationery at Hillersleben April 1945, which was lost for 68 years. Gina wrote: "I shall never forget what I owe to the American Army." Perhaps many feel the same way.

It was Frank Towers’, officer in the liberating US Army, passion to organize reunions for the Old Hickory Division and to invite as many survivors of the train as he could find over the years, sadly he passed away this year.