President Donald Trump made special use of his State of the Union address when he praised an American hero and the Holocaust survivor he rescued.
Trump began by introducing Joshua Kaufman who during the second World War was imprisoned in Dachau. “He remembers watching through a hole in the wall of a cattle car as American soldiers rolled in with tanks,” Trump shared.
The president then narrated the story to focus on one of his other guests, Herman Zetchik.
“I began this evening by honoring three soldiers who fought on D-Day in the second World War,” Trump said. “One of them was Herman Zeitchik. But there is more to Herman’s story. A year after he stormed the beaches of Normandy, Herman was one of those American soldiers who helped liberate Dachau.”
“He was one of the Americans who helped rescue Joshua from that hell on Earth,” Trump continued. “Almost 75 years later, Herman and Joshua are both together in the gallery tonight — seated side-by-side, here in the home of American freedom. Herman and Joshua, your presence this evening is very much appreciated. Thank you very much.”
It was a touching moment to see the two older gentlemen seated together, a living testimony to America’s commitment to protect others.