Holocaust Memorial Service, May 2011
- Created 2 May 2011; Published 20 May 2011Yom haShoah (Holocaust Memorial) Service
Memorial service led by Rabbi Shosh Dworsky, with guest speaker Walter Schwarz. Schwarz, a Romanian Jew, emigrated to the U.S. in 1940. Two years later he was drafted into the U.S. army, and because of his fluent German was selected to train at the Military Intelligence Training Center at Camp Ritchie, Maryland. After D-Day 1941 the "Ritchie Boys" were deployed in Europe, many to the very countries from which they had fled, to help bring about the eventual Nazi surrender.