Dr. Robert Hilliard Talks About Saving Displaced Persons After WWII

Feb 8, 2017

Dr. Robert Hilliard of Sanibel was a 19-year-old Purple Heart recipient serving as a reporter in the U.S. Army in Germany right after World War II ended when he was sent to cover what would become the story of his life. It was a liberation concert at a makeshift hospital and displaced persons’ camp at a former monastery outside Munich called St. Ottilien. At the Story Corps mobile booth in Fort Myers, he speaks with his friend Amy Tardif who produced a play he wrote about that experience. At 91-years-old Hilliard remains politically active. He attended the women's march in Washington, D.C. in January. He is an author and a playwright who uses his words today to fight hate.