September 18, 2009

The first Jewish service held in Germany during WWII

Rik sent me this article from today's New York Times about Max Fuchs, the soldier who helped lead the first Jewish service in Nazi Germany since Hitler's rise to power.

My dad was very proud of his army service during the war. He died last summer, so I can no longer ask if he was at Aachen on this momentous occasion. But you can watch a video made by the American Jewish Committee. Especially on this eve of Rosh Hashanah, it's worth watching.

“We bring you now a special broadcast of historic significance: The first Jewish religious service broadcast from Germany since the advent of Hitler.”

1 comment:

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