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Senate Votes Citizenship to Jewish Refugee Killed in Korea

July 8, 1953
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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, came to the U.S. from Magdeburg, Germany, in 1949 and was drafted into the Army.

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