Congressman’s 91-year-old dad honored for WWII efforts

Rep. Royce talked about his father’s recollection of the camp in a statement to ITK.

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“As my father, Edward D. Royce, wrote, ‘There was a room filled halfway to the ceiling with bodies and the room had four ovens for burning the bodies. There was an entire trainload — and hundreds of emaciated bodies — on a nearby rail spur … This was one day, at one camp, and there were many such camps scattered throughout Germany and Poland. So when I meet people who doubt the Holocaust, I show them the photos I took that day.’ ”

Photo: Rep. Ed Royce stands next to his father, Ed Royce Sr., who is holding his Distinguished Service Award. / Courtesy of Office of Rep. Ed Royce