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  • L.A. Shoah Survivor, Liberator to Reunite

    By Tom Tugend

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    After 60 years and 10 days, Samuel Goetz finally found the GI who liberated him on May 6, 1945.

    On that sunny spring day in Austria, Goetz was a 16-year-old survivor of three Nazi camps, weighing less than 80 pounds. Robert Persinger, a Midwest farm boy, was a 21-year- old sergeant...