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In Memoriam

Many Michigan Jews paid the ultimate price for belief in America. Like the thousands of other Americans who died in World War II, they will be remembered with gratitude and respect.

Already Jews and Catholics and Protestants have fallen together in defense of our nation, and they have died as Americans . . .
Brigadier General John T. Kennedy

Image of Pilot Myron Rosenthal was killed in a mission over Germany Image of Raymond Zussman
Pilot Myron Rosenthal was killed in a mission over Germany
Courtesy The Jewish Historical Society of Michigan, from Michigan Jews Remembers World War II
Raymond Zussman
Courtesy Archives of Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Southfield, and Anti-Defamation League from Jewish Life in Michigan
Image of Raymond Zussman's Medal of Honor Lieutenant Raymond Zussman of Detroit was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Purple Heart. He was in command of two tanks and was responsible for killing 18 German soldiers and capturing 92 others during fighting in France. He died in battle several days later.
Raymond Zussman's Medal of Honor
Courtesy Archives of Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Southfield, and Anti-Defamation League from Jewish Life in Michigan
 
Image of Raymond Zussman's reburial  
Raymond Zussman's reburial
Courtesy Archives of Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Southfield, and Anti-Defamation League from Jewish Life in Michigan
 
Image of List of those who died  
List of those who died
Courtesy Judy Cantor