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Max Fuchs, Cantor at Aachen

Discussion in 'WWII Obituaries' started by kerrd5, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. kerrd5

    kerrd5 Ace

    May 1, 2009
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    "Max Fuchs was a rifleman in the First Infantry Division when it came ashore at Omaha Beach, the bloodiest sector of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, on the morning of June 6, 1944.

    "Four months later, he fought with the division in the battle for Aachen, which became the first German city to fall to the Allies in World War II.

    "And on Oct. 29 of that year, Private Fuchs — who had attended a yeshiva and sang cantorial music in a choir while growing up on Manhattan’s Lower East Side — sang the traditional Sabbath hymns at a hugely emotional open-air service on the Aachen battlefield before some 50 fellow Jewish soldiers."

    Max Fuchs, G.I. Cantor in Historic Battlefield Service, Is Dead at 96

    "The first Jewish services are held in Germany in the middle of the concrete 'dragon-teeth' tank barriers of the Siegfried Line." 29 October 1944.

    SC 195883, Credit NARA.


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  2. wm.

    wm. Well-Known Member

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    Silesia Inferior
    That was broadcast all over America, a part of the recording can be heard here (at 2m7s):

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