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  • Israel Supports Soviet Participation in Conference on Korea

    Israel joined the majority of nations here in advocating a round-table rather than a cross-table type of gathering for the political conference of Korean peace conference, which must meet before the end of next month. The United States is the chief advocate of a cross-table conference between belligerents, but so far has found little support… More ▸

  • Seven Jewish Chaplains in Korea Thanks American Jewry

    Seven Jewish chaplains serving in Korea thanked American Jewry for the way it met “the religious, morale and recreational needs of our fighting forces” in an open letter released here today by the Jewish Welfare Board. “We Jewish chaplains assure you that the tears of the first Jewish lad to be repatriated from an enemy… More ▸

  • Senate Votes Citizenship to Jewish Refugee Killed in Korea

    The Senate yesterday acted to fulfill the dying wish of a young Jewish soldier who wanted more than anything else to become an American citizen. It passed and sent to the House a bill granting United States citizenship to 21-year-old Henry Litmanowitz of Cleveland who was killed in action in Korea last September 27. Litmanowitz,… More ▸

  • Jewish Chaplain, Wounded in Korea, Awarded Purple Heart

    Chaplain Samuel Sobel, Jewish chaplain with the First Marine Division in Korea, has been slightly wounded by enemy fire and has been awarded the Purple Heart Medal, according to word received here by the National Jewish Welfare Board. Chaplain Sobel was hit by shrapnel in the battle of Vegas on March 29th. He is now… More ▸

  • First U.S. Soldier Released by Red Korea is Jewish Dp from Germany

    Pvt. Carl W. Kirchenhausen, the first American released in the prisoner exchange at Panmunjom, Korea, is a Jewish refugee from Germany who experienced all the tortures of the Nazi regime before coming to the United States where he was inducted in the Army in 1950. His father was a passenger on the ill-fated boat “St…. More ▸

  • Israel Outlines Its Views on Korea at U.n; Eban Offers Proposal

    The views of Israel on the Korean war and attempts at its settlement were outlined in the U.N. General Assembly this week-end by Abba S. Eban, Israel’s chief delegate. Mr. Eban also offered a proposal for the appointment of a drafting subcommission to consolidate various opposing draft resolutions on how to end the war. Presenting… More ▸

  • United Nations Pays Tribute to Weizmann During Discussion on Korea

    The United Nations today paid tribute to Dr. Chaim Weizmann at a meeting of its Political Committee which assembled this morning to begin the ninth day of the general debate on the Korean situation. Opening the session, Ambassador Joao Carlos Munitz of Brazil, chairman of the Committee, said he had been “painfully surprised” to learn… More ▸

  • Jewish Commander of Canadian Troops in Korea Lauded for Bravery

    The commander of a Canadian company of infantrymen who held a ridge position in Korea which has become famous as “Little Gibraltar” against overwhelming Chinese attacks, has been identified here as Major E. L. Cohen, the only high ranking Jewish officer serving with Canadian troops on that portion of the front. Canadian newspapers have been… More ▸

  • Remains of Jewish Youth Killed in Korea Returned to Cuba

    The remains of Corporal Isaac Bandar, a Cuban Jewish youth who died in Korea while serving in the United States Army, were brought here today on the vessel Siboney, at the request of his parents. Bandar was resident in the U.S. when he joined the army. He was killed in action last May. just 12… More ▸

  • Jewish Chaplain Receives Bronze Star for Service in Korea

    The Bronze Star “for meritorious service in connection with military operations against the enemy” has been awarded to Chaplain Harry Z. Schreiner, who has just completed two years of chaplaincy service including ten months in Korea, the National Jewish Welfare Board announced here today. There are 92 Jewish chaplains serving in all branches of the… More ▸