story to others. They didn’t go into the tunnel. They were worried about when the execution would start.The next day, Bob Persinger drove the first jeep into Ebensee. Using internet, Marks got Persinger’s number and called him. He told him that this was a person whose life you saved. Bob invited him to a reunion. There they met. They met in a hotel lobby and hugger: liberator and liberated.After liberation, a bunch of the liberated died from eating. They were hungry and jumped on the food. They ate too much when they were starving, and diedBob Persinger invited him to the yearly reunion. Marks went every year until the reunions stopped 3 yrs. ago.The guards were the S.S. guards, normally. Once in a while, in the regular army, the guards were more compassionate. The SS were the killers. The army guards would try to bring extra food when they could, but they had to be very careful.S.S. commander of Melk: Julius Ludolf? Julius Ludolf, after war, was tried and sentenced to death and hung. He ordered the personal execution of others. If he wasn’t feeling good, or his wife didn’t kiss him goodbye, he would order the execution of a couple prisonersJuly 1944, camp was bombed. A small piece is carried in his chest today. It doesn’t bother him. He would never have known it if an x-ray hadn’t been taken by a nurse who saw a “hole”.