He Escaped The Nazis, Came To The U.S. And Returned To Fight Hitler With Colorado’s 10th Mountain Division

September 8, 2021
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A young David Sachs with his grandfather John Sachs. John Sachs survived the Holocaust and went on to fight Hitler as a member of the 10th Mountain Division which trained in Colorado.

John Sachs survived the Holocaust, then came to the United States, joined the Army and went back to Europe to fight the Nazis who killed his parents. Sachs was a member of the the elite and experimental 10th Mountain Division-- the skiing & climbing soldiers of World War II. John's grandson David, a former Denverite reporter, shares a 1996 interview his late grandfather gave as part of a Holocaust remembrance project.