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What a life Richard W. Sonnenfeldt lived.

By on 10.14.09 | 9:50AM

What a life Richard W. Sonnenfeldt lived. He was a Jew who escaped the worst of Nazi Germany, traveled five continents until he arrived in the U.S. where he became a citizen, joined the Army and fought the Battle of the Bulge and helped liberate Dachau. Then he helped translate, then interrogate, war criminals including Hermann Goering. Afterward he became an electrical engineer, went to work for RCA, and helped develop color television. For pleasure, he crossed the Atlantic Ocean three times in his 45-foot sailboat.

He passed away Friday.

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