US President Obama to Trace Family History in Germany

Published on May 9th, 2009 | by Admin


US President Barack Obama is traveling to Germany in June on a personal trip to Dresden and the Buchenwald concentration camp in search of his family history.

Obama’s great-uncle, Charlie Payne, served in the 89th Infantry Division during World War II and participated in the liberation of Ohrdruf, a forced labor camp that was a satellite camp of Buchenwald. It’s possible Obama could visit on June 5, one day before his planned participation in the celebrations of the 65th anniversary of the landing of the American troops in Normandy.

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