- Born in “Rzeszow” Poland – (pronounced Raisha) around Purim, 1922.
- He was in Yeshiva and he was drafted into the American Army around 1943.
- Drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943.
- D-Day- landed in Normandy was in the 1st Army 1st division.
- He served from Africa all the way through Italy, Sicily, Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge – he was an infantryman.
- He was the chazzan that recorded the first Jewish Service on German soil since the start of the war. You can look up more information about this on the AJC website as they just posted a whole article about him.
- Was honorably discharged from the army and came back to the States and got married in October 1946 to Naomi Groob.
- After the war he was a Chazan for the Bayside Jewish Center and he worked in the diamond district in Manhattan. He was recently honored and featured in the dedication of the Eldridge Street Synagogue as he was one of the first chazanim there.
America and the Holocaust
Film—America and the Holocaust
Holocaust: The Untold Story
The Bergson Boys
Rabbi Stephen Wise
The film: Holocaust: The Untold Story
The common belief that Hitler’s death camps were a secret — is a myth.
During the years 1939-1945 when World War II was fought in Europe, Americans relied on newspapers to get the latest news from the front. Many reports of nazi "extermination camps" filter out to the mainstream American press, but the story rarely makes the front page of the nation’s most respected newspapers. If a reader searches the New York Times front pages they could miss the horrific stories about Nazi Germany’s systematic murder of more than 6 million Jews. But the story gradually emerges in grim detail as editors bury the stories in their newspapers’ back pages.
Many stories that do get reported miss the fact that Jews are the primary targets for execution. The press fails to recognize that Hitler is fighting two wars: One against the allies, and one against the Jews.
Several haunting questions emerge from these findings: If the press had pursued the story and highlighted its urgency, could it have influenced public opinion and in turn, government policy? If the press focused on this story, could lives have been saved?
Volunteers helping pre-1948 Israel and acquiring arms