Thursday, August 14, 2008
Sad day. Just learned that the last living of the four American soldiers who liberated Buchenwald died this week at the age of 83. James Hoyt, of Oxford Iowa, a tiny town about 16 miles west of Iowa City, never talked about the experience until my journalism professor/mentor Stephen Bloom interviewed him as part of the Oxford Project.
You can read about the project in the latest edition of ArtScene Iowa. A book on the project is coming out in September from Welcome Books.
A big piece of history died with him.