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Jack Herschkowitz was a Romanian immigrant working at a family grocery in New York when he was inducted into the Army on...
04/30/2021
Over There: Jack Herschkowitz

Jack Herschkowitz was a Romanian immigrant working at a family grocery in New York when he was inducted into the Army on September 20, 1917...

When night came, they crawled unknowingly into the center of a German camp, where they lay for three hours undetected. Finally discovered, they made a dash to escape. In order to protect the office…

Photos from Operation Benjamin's post
04/26/2021

Photos from Operation Benjamin's post

04/26/2021

On December 7, 1966, a JWV plaque was unveiled at the Shrine of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor. #JWV125

04/13/2021

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I'm saddened to report the passing of Ritchie Boy Henry Lowenstern, 95, on April 8, 2021 in Alexandria, VA.

Henry was born in Korbach, Germany, and came to the United States when he was 11.
He trained at Camp Ritchie and went overseas as a First Lieutenant where he interrogated German prisoners of war and investigated war crimes.

04/13/2021

On October 27, 1937, JWV member Isidore Gennett placed a wreath at Germany's memorial to its World War deaths in Berlin. One of the three ribbons on the wreath said "JWV" (the others were for the American Legion and DAV). Gennett's family only knew he planned the wreath laying ceremony in this picture, which took place several days later in France. You can read more about what happened in this New York Times article: https://www.nytimes.com/1937/10/30/archives/nazis-let-wreath-of-u-s-jew-remain-veterans-tribute-lies-next-to.html #JWV125

Our GIs Remember exhibits catalog includes first person accounts of liberating concentration camps. They describe how th...
04/08/2021

Our GIs Remember exhibits catalog includes first person accounts of liberating concentration camps. They describe how they interacted with survivors and reported to the world what they saw. #YomHaShoah

Our GIs Remember exhibits catalog includes first person accounts of liberating concentration camps. They describe how they interacted with survivors and reported to the world what they saw. #YomHaShoah

We remember those murdered in the Holocaust for #YomHaShoah. In this video, Isadore Zaritsky describes what he witnessed...
04/07/2021
GIs Remember: Isadore Zaritsky Recalls Liberating Ebensee Concentration Camp

We remember those murdered in the Holocaust for #YomHaShoah. In this video, Isadore Zaritsky describes what he witnessed at Ebensee concentration camp.

Philadelphia-born Isadore Zaritsky served with the 80th Infantry Division in Europe during WWII. He landed in Normandy shortly after D-Day and fought in the ...

On this day in 1945, Major General Maurice Rose was killed in the in the advance on Paderborn, Germany. His life, career...
03/30/2021

On this day in 1945, Major General Maurice Rose was killed in the in the advance on Paderborn, Germany. His life, career and the complicated question of his Jewish identity are explored in Steven Ossad and Don Marsh's book on Rose. -https://youtu.be/E6FL5ybi1ng

On this day in 1945, Major General Maurice Rose was killed in the in the advance on Paderborn, Germany. His life, career and the complicated question of his Jewish identity are explored in Steven Ossad and Don Marsh's book on Rose. -https://youtu.be/E6FL5ybi1ng

Star tenor Richard Tucker served as cantor for the 1967 seder in Saigon. #VietnamVeteransDay #Passover
03/29/2021
The New York Opera Star at the Saigon Seder

Star tenor Richard Tucker served as cantor for the 1967 seder in Saigon. #VietnamVeteransDay #Passover

Tex Blair and Seymour Samuels share their Passover experiences while serving in Vietnam. The two helped prepare for the arrival of star tenor Richard Tucker, who served as cantor for the 1967 Seder…

Purim and Passover in Goebbels’ Castle
03/26/2021
Purim and Passover in Goebbels’ Castle

Purim and Passover in Goebbels’ Castle

Corporal Sidney Talmud of Brooklyn was marching through Germany with the 38th Signal Construction Battalion in 1945 when he was given a rare opportunity. He was asked to prepare a Jewish meal for …

Happy birthday to the late great Leonard Nimoy. Before he was Spock, Sgt. Nimoy served in the U.S. Army Reserves in the ...
03/26/2021

Happy birthday to the late great Leonard Nimoy. Before he was Spock, Sgt. Nimoy served in the U.S. Army Reserves in the early 50s.

Happy birthday to the late great Leonard Nimoy. Before he was Spock, Sgt. Nimoy served in the U.S. Army Reserves in the early 50s.

Rabbi Elkan Voorsanger described Passover in 1918 as "the most tremendously inspiring service that I have ever conducted...
03/25/2021
American Passovers in Europe in the First World War

Rabbi Elkan Voorsanger described Passover in 1918 as "the most tremendously inspiring service that I have ever conducted. Nearly three-hundred Jewish men came in from all parts of this sector to celebrate the Passover – Orthodox and Reform all joining in the common service which I read..." #WWI #Passover

The U.S. entered WWI on April 6, 1917. That night was Erev Pesach. If there were any Passover observances in the tiny American military that day, they would have been small personal affairs. L…

Passover greetings v-mail sent from PFC Mike Berman home to Brooklyn from "somewhere in Germany" in April 1945. Berman s...
03/24/2021

Passover greetings v-mail sent from PFC Mike Berman home to Brooklyn from "somewhere in Germany" in April 1945. Berman served with the 12th Infantry Regiment. #WWII #passover

#WWII #Passover greetings v-mail sent from PFC Mike Berman home to Brooklyn from "somewhere in Germany" in April 1945. Berman served with the 12th Infantry Regiment.

Great to get a mention in Moment's Horseradish Chronicles which includes both a Civil War seder and a message received a...
03/24/2021
horseradish bitter herb at seder

Great to get a mention in Moment's Horseradish Chronicles which includes both a Civil War seder and a message received at an air base in what appeared to the radio operator to be indecipherable code: PESACH SEDER SUPPLIES—NO CHRAIN—GEFILTA

Moment CEO and Editor-in-Chief Nadine Epstein reminisces about her family seders while telling how horseradish became a part of the seder plate.

The Case of the Missing Matzoh... or how one Jewish mother changed the changed the largest military supply system in the...
03/23/2021
The Case of the Missing Matzoh - San Diego Jewish World

The Case of the Missing Matzoh... or how one Jewish mother changed the changed the largest military supply system in the world
https://www.sdjewishworld.com/2021/03/16/the-case-of-the-missing-matzoh/

Two months into our “cruise” (sans spas and umbrella drinks), it’s January 1985, when we start planning for a battlegroup-wide Passover seder for thirty when we discovered the ship’s supply system was ill-equipped for the task. [Jeff Goldfinger]

In the winter of 1945-1946, Holocaust survivors in displaced persons camps around Munich created an extraordinary illust...
03/23/2021

In the winter of 1945-1946, Holocaust survivors in displaced persons camps around Munich created an extraordinary illustrated haggadah in preparation for the first Passover after liberation. It was published by the Third US Army. This reproduction edition is available from our museum store.

In the winter of 1945-1946, Holocaust survivors in displaced persons camps around Munich created an extraordinary illustrated haggadah in preparation for the first Passover after liberation. It was published by the Third US Army. This reproduction edition is available from our museum store.

The U.S. Army’s 42nd Infantry Division Rainbow Haggadah, a Jewish Brigade Haggadah and a Haggadah for Jewish Personnel o...
03/22/2021
Three Fascinating World War II Haggadot

The U.S. Army’s 42nd Infantry Division Rainbow Haggadah, a Jewish Brigade Haggadah and a Haggadah for Jewish Personnel of the Army and Navy in North Africa show us some of the holiday experiences of Jewish service members in WWII. #WWII #Passover

Like other religious publications, Haggadot for American Jews in the Armed Forces were often produced by the Jewish Welfare Board. This began in World War I when approximately 225,00 American Jews …

"This soldier crawled forward to the enemy wire, avoided capture by the sentinel who challenged him, and secured the eff...
03/22/2021
Over There: Ernest Izan

"This soldier crawled forward to the enemy wire, avoided capture by the sentinel who challenged him, and secured the effects from the body of a dead enemy soldier for the purposes of identification, returning to our own lines..." #WWI

On October 15th, Izan joined the ranks of wounded himself. At Busigny, the home of 27th Division headquarters, a shell exploded next to Izan on the road. Shrapnel struck him beneath his right eye. …

(WATCH) Jewish War Veterans commemorates 125th anniversary
03/15/2021
(WATCH) Jewish War Veterans commemorates 125th anniversary

(WATCH) Jewish War Veterans commemorates 125th anniversary

It was 125 years ago to this day that 63 Civil War veterans gathered inside an opera house in New York City. They walked in with a mission: to combat anti-Semitism. And they left having created the Hebrew Union Veterans Association. Since, 1929, the group has been known as the Jewish War Veterans of...

03/15/2021
125 Years of JWV

Today marks the 125th anniversary of Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A.. This video shares the history from the formation of the organization by Civil War vets to today.

Sad to learn of the passing of Sephardic music great Flory Jagoda. It was an honor to meet her at the museum. While work...
03/15/2021
Flory Jagoda, Keeper of Sephardic Music Tradition, Dies at 97

Sad to learn of the passing of Sephardic music great Flory Jagoda. It was an honor to meet her at the museum.

While working as a typist for a U.S. Army salvage depot in Bari, Italy she met Harry Jagoda, a master sergeant. They married in June 1945. She wore a gown made out of a parachute...

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/14/arts/music/flory-jagoda-dead.html

A charismatic musician, she sang and wrote songs that linked her to Jewish ancestors who lived in Spain until their expulsion in 1492.

Great to see DoD feature Leonard Kravitz on Medal of Honor Monday!
03/15/2021
Medal of Honor Monday: Army Pfc. Leonard Kravitz

Great to see DoD feature Leonard Kravitz on Medal of Honor Monday!

Army Private 1st Class Leonard Kravitz gave his life to save his fellow soldiers on a hillside in Korea. Thanks to decades of work by a childhood friend, Kravitz was finally awarded the Medal of Honor

On this day in 1968 - Despite profuse bleeding from head wounds which impaired his vision, Jacobs, with complete disrega...
03/09/2021
Jack Jacobs

On this day in 1968 - Despite profuse bleeding from head wounds which impaired his vision, Jacobs, with complete disregard for his safety, returned under intense fire to evacuate the wounded. He drove off Viet Cong squads who were searching for allied wounded and weapons. His gallant actions and extraordinary heroism saved the lives of 1 U.S. advisor and 13 allied soldiers. #MedalOfHonor #VietnamWar

American Jewish Recipients of the Medal of Honor Rank: Captain (at time of action: First Lieutenant) Service: U.S. Army Unit: U.S. Military Assistance Command, Army Element Birthdate: August 2, 194…

We're open to visitors again! Come by and see the museum. Masks and distancing required!
03/08/2021

We're open to visitors again! Come by and see the museum. Masks and distancing required!

We're open to visitors again! Come by and see the museum. Masks and distancing required!

The first Jewish service at Schloss Rheydt was for Purim. The service was conducted on March 8th, a week after the holid...
02/26/2021
Purim and Passover in Goebbels’ Castle

The first Jewish service at Schloss Rheydt was for Purim. The service was conducted on March 8th, a week after the holiday. JTA reported the service “was attended by front-line troops who were too busy fighting last week to pause for the traditional observances." The irony of observing holidays commemorating the liberation of the Jewish people in a palace intended as a tribute to Goebbels was lost on no one. #WWII #Purim

Corporal Sidney Talmud of Brooklyn was marching through Germany with the 38th Signal Construction Battalion in 1945 when he was given a rare opportunity. He was asked to prepare a Jewish meal for …

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Good afternoon from Naval History and Heritage Command! We are reaching out to you because we recently launched our annual Navy History and Heritage Awards (NHHA) Program and thought your organization might be interested. These awards were created to recognize public, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations who incorporate the history and heritage of the U.S. Navy into their publications, documents, and artifacts at their facilities. Winners will receive a plaque, pennant, and certificate of award. NHHC Navy Museums Division will be hosting a Zoom information session about the awards program on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EST. The information session will take place at the following link: https://usnwc.zoom.us/j/94225213512?pwd=endaMUNweDZCY09hZlkrSys2dkRCUT09 Meeting ID: 942 2521 3512 Passcode: 714150 Applications are due June 1, 2021. Award winners will be announced on August 2, 2021. For detailed information about the awards categories, frequently asked questions, and to download applications, check out our website: https://www.history.navy.mil/get-involved/nhhc-awards-program.html For any additional questions, please contact [email protected]. Thank you, and we hope to hear from you!
Let's all celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month in May. The possibilities are endless, limited only by your imagination. There are outstanding Jewish Americans from every corner of the country and in every field of endeavor ― both famous and relatively unknown ― such as Leopold Karpeles, winner of the Medal of Honor during the Civil War; one of the first Jewish settlers in America, Asser Levy; boxing champion & war hero Barney Ross; Pulitzer Prize benefactor Joseph Pulitzer; astronaut Dr. Judith Resnik; polio vaccine developer Dr. Jonas Salk; Revolutionary War icon Haym Salomon; multi-talented Barbra Streisand; inspiring 12-time Olympic swimming champion Dara Torres; Visiting Nurse Service pioneer Lillian Wald ― plus many more. You can get additional ideas from my book featuring over 50 honorees of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame (https://archive.org/details/JewishAmericanHallOfFameMedals2&view=theater/page/n0/mode/2up). Stay well, Mel Wacks Member of the Jewish American Heritage Month Advisory Council Director of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame
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Excellent presentation on Comrades Betrayed: Jewish World War I Veterans Under Hi**er. Heartbreaking. So well researched and presented so well.
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Wishing all Americans a safe, meaningful Memorial Day ... - from Facebook.com/MichaelHeimlichCom/posts/3906342109407889 - photos at United States Military Fort Sheridan Cemetery in Illinois, with American flags placed at gravesites-headstones for national observance of Memorial Day from iStock by Getty Images Michael Heimlich Portfolio iStockphoto.com/portfolio/MichaelHeimlich in iStockphoto.com/collaboration/boards/8G_UXKObgE2X5DhKoNNlsg Facebook.com/MichaelHeimlich/posts/3290141057662921 - Instagram.com/p/Bx8WfkfF5eY Instagram.com/p/CAmE5U6gV71/ Instagram.com/MichaelHeimlich Twitter.com/MichaelHeimlich/status/1263982396980027395 Twitter.com/MichaelHeimlich/status/1264793848418652161 Twitter.com/MichaelHeimlich
25 Mar 1945. U.S.S. Ocelot. Ulithi. Lt. (jg) Steingart (Navy dentist) wrote: "I put in an honest day's work. I saw eight patients this morning and two more this afternoon …. I spent some time digging out additional information for my annual and quarterly reports … Seeing as I am the senior dental officer aboard I have … reports to make out (ahem!). It's a good thing there aren't any more dental officers or I'd probably be junior … I was beginning to run low on shorts so I bought a half dozen more today (35 cents each). It has been raining or threatening to rain all day so I spent my leisure time in my room reading and censoring mail … It's hard to realize that next week is Passover. All days are alike and as a matter of fact I'd never know it was Sunday except the chaplain is around. Talking about chaplains, one has been assigned to our ship and I'm looking for him to arrive most any time now. Won't I be glad. Then the job of Welfare Officer and Librarian will be taken away from me and given to someone who has the time and training to do a real job of it and at the same time give me more opportunity to do what I'm here to do. We finally got a boxing ring built on one of the hatches. While we are waiting for the chaplain, I'll try and promote some bouts before movies. The movie tonight is "Fighting Lady" a picture about the carrier, "Yorktown." It is very much like the movie we saw of the flying fortress "The----Belle." I can't remember the rest of the name. We saw it in Diego together. Also it is rated as excellent." My dad kept his promise and wrote over 500 daily letters to my mom during WWII. You can read all of them in my blog
Lt.Col. Alexander Vindman 🇺🇸 is American Jewish Army officer that MANY are proud of!!👍Vindman completed the Infantry Officer Basic Course (IOBC) at Fort Benning in 1999 and was sent the next year to South Korea, where he commanded both infantry and anti-armor platoons.[3] In addition to overseas deployments to South Korea and Germany, Vindman is a combat veteran of the Iraq War, and he served in Iraq from September 2004 to September 2005.[2] In October 2004,[2] he sustained an injury from a roadside bomb in Iraq, for which he received a Purple Heart.[3] He was promoted to the rank of major in 2008,[9] and to lieutenant colonel in September 2015.[10] During his Army career, Vindman earned the Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, and Parachutist Badge, as well as four Army Commendation Medals and two Defense Meritorious Service Medals.[2]
This is my father, Ralph Rubenstein, in Korea, during the Korean Conflict, at Pesach, with a box of Matzah at his feet.
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