Appleton, WI -- In his book, Rag Dolls, Henry Golde of Appleton writes about being taken from his home in Poland for the crime, at the time, of being Jewish. He would spend four years in nine different concentration camps. There were days he thought about giving up. Even with death and misery around him, he somehow beat the odds which claimed so many others including his father, mother and brother.
After liberation, Golde made his way to America. He never forgot the horror of his past life. So as America celebrates Independence Day, Golde embraces this annual day of freedom with unbridled enthusiasm. He never takes it for granted.