Auburndale resident shares holocaust story in film By Jim Morrison Wicked Local Newton The last words thatIsrael “Izzy” Arbeiter heard from his father just before he was sent to his death in Treblinka in 1939 have shaped Arbeiter’s life for 74 years. “Remember, if you survive, to carry on with Jewish life and Jewish tradition,” […]

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BOSTON — “Remember to carry on a Jewish life and Jewish traditions,” Israel Arbeiter’s father told his adolescent son just minutes before half the family was deported to Treblinka. It was Oct. 27, 1942, and the Nazis were “liquidating” the Starachowice ghetto, south of Warsaw. Amid the frantic shouting and herding of men, women and […]

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“A Promise to my Father” and “Maggie’s War” both recognized. Kingston, RI-July 3, 2013-The Indie Fest International Film festival (theindiefest.com) has recognized the Rhode Island based World War II Foundation with two awards in their most recent international film competition. The World War II Foundation’s “A Promise to my Father”, which chronicles the personal journey […]

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A statue in the likeness of a Pennsylvania native whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the World War II book and television miniseries “Band of Brothers” is being unveiled in France. Maj. Dick Winters was a lieutenant when he led his troops during the D-Day invasion of France. Beginning June 6, a statue of him […]

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By Edward Colimore/Inquirer Staff Writer Sixty-six years ago Saturday night, Army Sgt. Bill Guarnere was dressed to kill. Ammunition and hand grenades bulged from his uniform and a Tommy gun was slung over his shoulder as he sat in a C-47 transport on its way to Normandy, France. By 1 a.m. – on June 6, […]

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By David Filipov Globe Staff NATICK — Morley Piper stood in a room filled with the things his enemy once carried and tried to tell a story that after 66 years he still does not understand: How he survived the bloody assault on Omaha Beach on D-Day, when so many of his fellow US infantrymen […]

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ESPN’s sports issues oriented program Outside the Lines aired two segments with former Red Sox legend Curt Schilling focused on Rhode Island filmmaker Tim Gray’s efforts to honor those who led the way in Normandy, France on D-Day. Outside the Lines originated its program from the National Museum of World War II in New Orleans, […]

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By BOB KERR JOURNAL COLUMNIST NEWTON, Mass. — It seems best to start with the motorcycle, the one Izzy Arbeiter got on, fell off and got on again. In those first days of freedom, it was the motorcycle that took him to Anna. “After what she did for me, I had to try to find […]

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