Holocaust Survivor Salutes American Soldier Who Saved Him: 'I Have Everything In My Life Because Of Him'

"I have everything in my life because of him."

United States soldier Daniel Gillespie saved Joshua Kaufman from a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, and after 70 years, the Hungarian survivor finally got to thank him.

According to The Daily Mail, the two reunited for a documentary in California this month, and upon seeing Gillespie, 87-year-old Kaufman first saluted then dropped to his knees. 

"'I have wanted to do this for 70 years. I love you, I love you so much,'" he kept saying. 

Gillespie liberated Kaufman from the Dachau concentration camp near Munich, Germany in April of 1945. Over 41,000 people were murdered while the camp was in operation.

"We were confined to barracks by the guards. This meant most of us were marked for death. Then I saw the white flag flying from the watchtower and I realized then that the torture was at an end. When the Americans smashed in the door, my heart did somersaults," Kaufman said in the documentary per The Inquisitr. 

The reunion is set to air on a History Channel special May 31.