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Leopold Karpeles received the Medal Honor for actions at the Wilderness in 1864.
06/24/2021
Leopold Karpeles: Medal of Honor

Leopold Karpeles received the Medal Honor for actions at the Wilderness in 1864.

Leopold Karpeles received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Wilderness Campaign on May 6, 1864.

Pacifist to Padre: The World War II Memoir of Chaplain Roland B. Gittelsohn is available from Marine Corps University Pr...
06/24/2021

Pacifist to Padre: The World War II Memoir of Chaplain Roland B. Gittelsohn is available from Marine Corps University Press.

NEW DIGITAL RELEASE FROM MCUP
Pacifist to Padre
The World War II Memoir of Chaplain Roland B. Gittelsohn, December 1941-January 1946
Request your print copy at [email protected]
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David Dushman had no idea of the horrors he was about to discover. He was a 21-year-old major in the Red Army in January...
06/08/2021
To liberate Auschwitz, David Dushman drove a Soviet tank through its barbed wire. Horrors awaited inside.

David Dushman had no idea of the horrors he was about to discover. He was a 21-year-old major in the Red Army in January 1945, when his tank rolled past Krakow, Poland, heading west, pushing the N***s. At 3 p.m. on Jan. 27, they approached a fence to a camp. It was Auschwitz...

Dushman was believed to be the last surviving liberator of the notorious N**i death camp before his death Saturday at 98.

We're thrilled to be a part of this self-guided Dupont-Kalorama Museums Consortium walking tour. Though our building wil...
06/04/2021
DKMC Self-Guided Tour

We're thrilled to be a part of this self-guided Dupont-Kalorama Museums Consortium walking tour. Though our building will be closed this weekend, it's great to have this virtual substitute for an in-person Walk Weekend this year. The building is open our normal hour Monday - Friday, 9 - 5.

Neighborhoods - DKMC Self-Guided Tour, The Dupont-Kalorama Museum Consortium was established in 1983 to promote our “off the Mall” museums and our neighborhoods. In this self-guided tour, explore some of the historical highlights of the Dupont and Kalorama neighborhoods. Visit each museum's webs...

LT Robert S Fink, Manila, Feb. 12, 2020
06/02/2021
LT Robert S Fink, Manila, Feb. 12, 2020

LT Robert S Fink, Manila, Feb. 12, 2020

Enabling subtitles feature recommended.At the ceremony replacing 5 headstones of Jewish soldiers from Latin Crosses to Jewish Stars. February 12, 2020, Mani...

Read the convoluted and scandalous story of Eliza Heilbrun, who married not one, but three Jewish Civil War veterans, bu...
06/01/2021
My Three Soldiers: Eliza Heilbrun’s Quest for a Pension | Shapell

Read the convoluted and scandalous story of Eliza Heilbrun, who married not one, but three Jewish Civil War veterans, but only managed to receive a widow’s pension for less than two years. Her soldier husbands included two of the forefathers of Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A..

From our friends at Shapell Manuscript Foundation. https://www.shapell.org/roster/stories/my-three-soldiers-eliza-heilbruns-quest-for-a-pension/

Civil War pension files are integral to the Shapell Roster. In them, we often find stories of the dazzling bravery, of the unspeakable suffering, and of the fraternal camaraderie one would expect from veterans of America’s bloodiest conflict. But, these files can also read like your favorite soap ...

Photos from The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience's post
05/31/2021

Photos from The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience's post

Baltimore Boy Killed in Action at Montfaucon. #WWI #MemorialDay
05/31/2021
Over There: Zadoc Morton Katz – National Museum of American Jewish Military History

Baltimore Boy Killed in Action at Montfaucon. #WWI #MemorialDay

Over There: Zadoc Morton Katzby Michael RugelJune 28, 2017March 28, 2019A series profiling American Jewish service in the First World War Zadoc Morton Katz Baltimore Boy Killed in Action at Montfaucon The U.S. had entered the Great War.  Friends of Zadoc Morton Katz suggested his education and tra...

Bombardier Master Sergeant Meyer Levin was known for dropping ther bomb that sank a Japanese battleship in 1942. He was ...
05/31/2021

Bombardier Master Sergeant Meyer Levin was known for dropping ther bomb that sank a Japanese battleship in 1942. He was killed a year later on another mission near New Guinea. #memorialday

Bombardier Master Sergeant Meyer Levin was known for dropping ther bomb that sank a Japanese battleship in 1942. He was killed a year later on another mission near New Guinea. #memorialday

05/31/2021

It was a pleasure to welcome DCM Benjamin Krasna to the museum.

We're open until 4 pm today as we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice while in military service. #MemorialDay
05/31/2021

We're open until 4 pm today as we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice while in military service. #MemorialDay

We're open until 4 pm today as we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice while in military service. #MemorialDay

Francis Salvador is the earliest known Jew to be killed in the American Revolution. He died in August 1776. #MemorialDay
05/31/2021

Francis Salvador is the earliest known Jew to be killed in the American Revolution. He died in August 1776. #MemorialDay

Francis Salvador is the earliest known Jew to be killed in the American Revolution. He died in August 1776. #MemorialDay

Photos from Alan Weinraub's post
05/31/2021

Photos from Alan Weinraub's post

05/30/2021

Join us here, tonight at 7 p.m., EDT, as we observe Memorial Day with JWB Jewish Chaplains Council® and honor the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Featuring greetings from Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, U.S. Senator from New York, we will hear from post-9/11 Jewish Gold Star Families—families who have had a close relative killed in action. These families will share stories about the lives and legacies of their loved ones so that we never forget the commitment and sacrifice these heroes made for us and for our country.

NY Army National Guard troops honor first Jewish Medal of Honor recipient
05/28/2021
NY Army National Guard troops honor first Jewish Medal of Honor recipient

NY Army National Guard troops honor first Jewish Medal of Honor recipient

NEW YORK – New York Army National Guard Soldiers and leaders recognized the first Jewish Soldier to receive the Medal of Honor during a short ceremony at Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn on May 21, 2021. The service honored Private Benjamin Levy who was recognized for his heroic actions in comba...

This Memorial Day, as we honor all the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, we remember Jewish-Ame...
05/28/2021

This Memorial Day, as we honor all the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, we remember Jewish-American service personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Please share this list with your synagogue or local organization. https://nmajmh.org/fallen-heroes/. #MemorialDay

This Memorial Day, as we honor all the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, we remember Jewish-American service personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Please share this list with your synagogue or local organization. https://nmajmh.org/fallen-heroes/. #MemorialDay

On Memorial Day, include the Jews who served in your thoughts by Sheldon Goldberg and Joel Poznansky.
05/28/2021
On Memorial Day, include the Jews who served in your thoughts - Washington Jewish Week

On Memorial Day, include the Jews who served in your thoughts by Sheldon Goldberg and Joel Poznansky.

By Sheldon Goldberg and Joel Poznansky Special to WJW Since the Civil War, Memorial Day has been a time of parades, speeches and decorating the graves of the fallen. For many of us this Memorial Day, the continuing COVID-19 pandemic leaves us with one option: to spend the day in reflection. For Amer...

05/27/2021

For our last post in #jewishamericanheritagemonth, we'll touch on a Memorial Day theme, a somber one.

I met Major Stuart Adam Wolfer, z"l, at a Shabbaton for Jewish military lay leaders hosted by the Jewish Welfare Board. He was funny and amazing, very proud to be a soldier, a family man, and a Jew. During his Iraq rotation, he helped lead B'Nai Baghdad, the weekly military Green Zone minyan, and served as a liaison to Iraq's dwindling Jewish community.

In 2008, the rotation before my own unit's time in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Major Wolfer was killed in a mortar attack where he was working out in the Green Zone.

In his name, his family carries on the Major Stuart Adam Wolfer Institute, or MSAWI, which works to build community support for troops stationed stateside and overseas.

The Jewish contribution to the Global War on Terror has been significant, as in every American conflict. It is the first war, and one of the longest, the United States has fought entirely with an all-volunteer force. The cost to those service members and their families has been enormous, especially in the case of those who have lost their lives, physical capabilities, or loss of mental faculties.

You may learn of the Jewish service members who have paid the ultimate price at this link: https://nmajmh.org/fallen-heroes/

05/26/2021

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Memorial Day as a federal holiday, the Jewish War Veterans partnered with @Ancestry to honor America’s military heroes in a nationwide, virtual tribute. Share a story, photo or record to honor a loved ones’ legacy using the hashtag #ISaluteFor and tagging @Ancestry.

To help everyone find stories to share, Ancestry® will offer free access, May 28-31, to search military records and personalized stories about your ancestors. Visit Ancestry.com to get started. #MemorialDay

05/25/2021

JWB Jewish Chaplains Council extends wishes of Mazel Tov to the United States Naval Academy graduates of the Class of 2021.

Pictured here with Chaplain Steven Ballaban are members of the class who attended the Jewish Baccalaureate Shabbat Services. They are on their way to becoming leaders of the Jewish community and fine officers.

Over There: Benjamin PragerThe riflemen of Company E were having difficulty identifying where the machine gun fire was c...
05/24/2021

Over There: Benjamin Prager
The riflemen of Company E were having difficulty identifying where the machine gun fire was coming from. Prager had a solution. Give the Germans a clear target. He stood in the window of the house providing the Germans something to shoot at. It worked. Fire came at Prager... #WWI

https://nmajmh.org/2017/08/over-there-benjamin-prager/

Over There: Benjamin Prager
The riflemen of Company E were having difficulty identifying where the machine gun fire was coming from. Prager had a solution. Give the Germans a clear target. He stood in the window of the house providing the Germans something to shoot at. It worked. Fire came at Prager... #WWI

https://nmajmh.org/2017/08/over-there-benjamin-prager/

The Digital Collections of the National WWII Museum : Oral Histories | Oral History
05/24/2021
The Digital Collections of the National WWII Museum : Oral Histories | Oral History

The Digital Collections of the National WWII Museum : Oral Histories | Oral History

Baumgarten, Harold Early Life, Becoming a Soldier and Training for D-Day Preparing for D-Day Loading Up and Crossing the English Channel Landing on Omaha Beach Bloody Omaha Being Wounded Five Times and Losing His Best Friend Severely Wounded but Continu...

We'll be closed Monday, May 17th and Tuesday, May 18th for the observance of Shavuot.This photo from 1943 shows six Amer...
05/14/2021

We'll be closed Monday, May 17th and Tuesday, May 18th for the observance of Shavuot.

This photo from 1943 shows six Americans on a pass to Tel Aviv enjoying ice cream at the Brooklyn Ice Cream Bar.

Handwritten caption: "Taken in the Brooklyn Ice Cream Bar, Tel Aviv, Palestine. Irv Gichner, Bronx. George Feitelson, Brooklyn. Yours Truly. Ester, Brooklyn. Rosie Rosenfeld, Newark, New Jersey. Ritz, Rochester (use to live in B'klyn). Pollack, Bronx."

From the Sol Tappan collection.

We'll be closed Monday, May 17th and Tuesday, May 18th for the observance of Shavuot.

This photo from 1943 shows six Americans on a pass to Tel Aviv enjoying ice cream at the Brooklyn Ice Cream Bar.

Handwritten caption: "Taken in the Brooklyn Ice Cream Bar, Tel Aviv, Palestine. Irv Gichner, Bronx. George Feitelson, Brooklyn. Yours Truly. Ester, Brooklyn. Rosie Rosenfeld, Newark, New Jersey. Ritz, Rochester (use to live in B'klyn). Pollack, Bronx."

From the Sol Tappan collection.

N**i Propaganda in the Hands of American Jewish Soldiers – National Museum of American Jewish Military History
05/14/2021
N**i Propaganda in the Hands of American Jewish Soldiers – National Museum of American Jewish Military History

N**i Propaganda in the Hands of American Jewish Soldiers – National Museum of American Jewish Military History

N**i Propaganda in the Hands of American Jewish Soldiersby Michael RugelJanuary 25, 2017January 10, 2019N***s were masters of propaganda. Much of it was designed to enforce their anti-Jewish ideology. The ideas expressed in the propaganda materials were appalling and frightening when spread by the T...

New edition from our friends at The Jewish-American Warrior.
05/14/2021
Jewish American Warrior Magazine – The Aleph Institute

New edition from our friends at The Jewish-American Warrior.

Click the image below to download the most recent issue: Previous Issues: Purim 5781 Chanukah 5781 Tishrei 5781 Three Weeks 5780 Shavuot 5780 Passover 5780 Purim 5780 Chanukah 5780 Tishrei 5780

Leopold Karpeles: Medal of Honor
05/12/2021
Leopold Karpeles: Medal of Honor

Leopold Karpeles: Medal of Honor

Leopold Karpeles received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Wilderness Campaign on May 6, 1864.

May his memory be a blessing.
05/05/2021

May his memory be a blessing.

Today we remember Herman Zeitchik, April 19, 1924 - April 30, 2021.

Mr. Zeitchik was born in Linden, New Jersey and attended Linden High School. He grew up as a talented musician, playing several instruments in the school band. He was drafted to serve in the US Army in his senior year of high school, 1943, and was sent to England to prepare for D-Day.

He hit Utah Beach in the first wave on June 6, 1944. He survived to liberate Paris, fight in the Battle of Hurtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge, and finally liberate the concentration camp at Dachau. He was proud of his role in preserving freedom across the world.

Shortly after returning home, Mr. Zeitchik met a young woman named Janet and immediately asked her to dance. They fell madly in love and were happily married for 70 years.

Mr. Zeitchik joined the Special Police of the District of Columbia and served with distinction among ambassadors, royals, and world leaders. He was named a Knight of the Legion of Honor at the French Embassy in 2010. In 2014, he collected his diploma from Linden High School, and in 2018, he was honored at the State of the Union address.

Mr. Zeitchik was a wonderful Friend of the National World War II Memorial. He participated in countless commemorative events and was incredibly generous with his time, wisdom, and stories, especially with teachers and students. He was a strong, friendly, inspiring, irreplaceable man.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Greenberg Zeitchik, three children, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. We are proud to honor his life and his family.

#WWII #WeRememberThem

On this day in 1864, Colonel Marcus Spiegel, commanding the 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was fatally wounded by an exp...
05/04/2021

On this day in 1864, Colonel Marcus Spiegel, commanding the 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was fatally wounded by an exploding shell on the Union transport ship City Belle at Baton Rouge.

On this day in 1864, Colonel Marcus Spiegel, commanding the 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was fatally wounded by an exploding shell on the Union transport ship City Belle at Baton Rouge.

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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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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
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