Gilbert Unger


Gil Unger was born in Dayton and served with the 90th Infantry Division, landing at Normandy shortly after D-Day in 1944. His division liberated the concentration camp at Flossenbürg on April 28, 1945. Even as the soldiers entered the camp, guards were murdering inmates. Gil’s division also rescued Jewish prisoners and American POWs from the infamous “death marches.” After the war he attended the University of Cincinnati and worked for many years as a music teacher in the Dayton public schools. He and his wife Lois had four children and there are six grandchildren.

Flossenbürg was in Bavaria, near the Czech border.  About 30,000 prisoners died there.