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Todd Richissin

Todd Richissin, The Sun's London correspondent, reported this story by, in part, following the footsteps of a Sun correspondent who traveled with American troops during World War II, the late Lee McCardell. McCardell arrived in Neunburg with the 11th U.S. Armored Division and parts of the 3rd Army in April 1945, and filed a lengthy article about the mass funeral organized by the Americans, along with photographs of those events.

Richissin, 60 years later, interviewed many of the surviving participants.

The Road to Neunburg

The Road to Neunburg


There is no gentle way to tell the story of what happened during World War II in this small Bavarian town.