IN THE MEDIA

The New York Times  •     May 24th, 2022    

Everett Seixas, Jr., came from one of the most historically significant Jewish families in the United States...

Many Jewish World War II Soldiers Had Christian Burials. That's Changing. 

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Washington Post  

When given the choice to put his religious identity on his metal dog tag, World War ii soldier Albert Belmont did what many Jewish soldiers did at the time...

Jewish World War II veterans get new headstones with Stars of David

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Washington Jewish Week  •     May 26th, 2022    

Albert Belmont was one of about 450 Jewish soldiers buried under

a cross in World Wars I and II. His story aligns with many of his Jewish American...

The Legacy of Private Belmont

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Jewish Exponent  •     May 25th, 2022    

Albert Belmont was one of about 450 Jewish soldiers buried under a cross in World Wars I and II. His story aligns with many of his Jewish American compatriots...

Righting Historical Wrongs: Operation Benjamin Honors Jewish Soldiers Buried Under Crosses

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Insider  •  April 26th, 2022    

Everett Moses Seixas, Jr. was an only child from New York City who went on to earn two Ivy League degrees before enlisting in WWII in 1943 at age 21...

After more than 75 years, Jewish World War II service members killed in action and buried under

crosses are getting proper headstones

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Chronicle.lu  •     April 27th, 2022    

On 27 April 2022, a grave marker replacement was held at Luxembourg American Cemetery at the Luxembourg-Hamm, led by Operation Benjamin...

Operation Benjamin Grave Marker Replacement Ceremony Held at Luxembourg-American Cemetery

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The Kansas City Star •     May 27th, 2022    

When I was 3, my father Albert Belmont was killed in World War II. I thought growing up without him was the only tragedy. I was wrong Born Abraham Belkowitz to...

My dad never came back to Kansas City from war. He finally has the marker he deserves

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6Park News  •     May 7th, 2022    

A headstone bearing the Star of David of a Jewish World War I victim, inscribed “Here rests in honorable glory and an American soldier known only to God...”

Jewish WWII veterans get new tombstones with Stars of David

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The Washington Post   •     May 6th, 2022    

When given the choice to put his religious identity on his metal dog tag, World War II soldier Albert Belmont did what many Jewish soldiers did at the time...

Jewish World War II veterans get new headstones with Stars of David

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San Diego Jewish World   •     April 29th, 2022    

Reminiscing about a 2015 visit to the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, in Margraten, I wrote, “Walking among the more than 8,000 white marble crosses...

Jewish World War II Heroes Finally Rest Under the Star of David

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Military Times   •     April 26th, 2022    

Visitors to American World War II cemeteries in Europe often find themselves awestruck at the seemingly endless rows of crosses, each marking the final resting...

Jewish troops who died in World War II finally receive Starof David headstones

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CBC   •     May 26th, 2022    

"As with many families from World War II, and I guess other previous wars, they tend

not to talk about a family member that is killed in war because it's too painful..."

Hundreds of Jewish American soldiers were buried under crosses.
This group is trying to fix that

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Sudinfo   •     May 5th, 2022    

L'etoile au lieu de la croix pour deux soldats juifs

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JNS.org   •     May 25th, 2022    

Benjamin Garadetsky fought with courage and died on August 23,1944 in service of the 2nd Armored Division in Europe. Benjamin was just one example of the over...

American Military Cemeteries Come Alive in Memory of Jewish Soldiers

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Samuel Solomon   •     May 8th, 2022    

Benjamin Garadetsky fought with courage and died on August 23,1944 in service of the 2nd Armored Division in Europe. Benjamin was just one example of the over...

American military cemeteries come alive in memory of Jewish soldiers

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Ynet   •     April 29th, 2022    

ב-1945 הוצב בטעות צלב אבן מעל קברו של אוורט סיישס, חייל יהודי בן 19 שלחם עם הצבא האמריקני במלחמת העולם השנייה, ונפל בקרב מול הנאצים. ערב יום... 

77 שנים אחרי: מאות חיילים יהודים אמריקנים
שנקברו תחת צלב, יקבלו קבר יהודי

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The Jewish World  •  Fall 2021    

Sam Cardova's family was among the pillars of the Orthodox Sefardi community in interwar Seattle. They were founders and presidents of Sephardic Bikur Holim...

Finally, A Star of David for Jewish Heroes

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The Jewish Veteran   •     June, 2020    •     Page 8

More than 405,000 American service members were killed during World War II, and not all of them were buried under the correct headstones. Operation Benjamin...

Operation Benjamin: Honoring Fallen Jewish Servicemen With The Right Headstones

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Reformjudaism.org

How many Jewish members of the military have been buried under grave markers that incorrectly represent their religion and heritage? Operation Benjamin is doing...

Operation Benjamin: Helping American Jewish Heroes to Rest in Peace

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The Jewish News   •     April 16th, 2020

Just two family members were able to attend a recent graveside ceremony for Arthur Waldman of Detroit. He was only 27. The small family gathering on Feb. 12...

A Hero’s Rest, at Last

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The New York Jewish Week   •     February 26th, 2020

On the evening of June 6, 1944, about 12 hours after the Allied invasion of Normandy got underway, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered a radio address...

A Star of David for Pvt. Benjamin Garadetsky

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The JC    •     February 21st, 2020

On an overcast day in June 2018, a small group gathered around Plot B, Row 14, Grave 6 at Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France...

How one organization is working to correct cases of Jewish WWII soldiers mistakenly buried under Latin Cross headstones

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Yisrael Hayom   •     February 18th, 2020

חמישה חיילים יהודים מצבא ארצות הברית שנפלו במהלך שחרור הפיליפינים מידי  היפנים זכו למחווה מרגשת כשמצבותיהם הוחלפו מנוצריות ליהודיות...

בית קברות בפיליפינים: צלבים הוחלפו במגיני דוד

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Radio.com   •     February 18th, 2020

More than 405,000 American service members were killed during World War II, and not all of them were buried under the correct headstones. Operation Benjamin...

Operation Benjamin: Honoring fallen Jewish servicemen with the right headstones

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Herald & Review    •     February 14th, 2020

The words of a centuries-old prayer rose in the balmy air and echoed over the graves, hypnotic in the rhythms of ancient Aramaic but no less weighty in...

Operation Benjamin: Reclaiming the heritage of Jewish US soldiers killed in WWII

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J-Wire   •     February 14th, 2020

The headstones of five U.S. soldiers buried in the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial were changed on Tuesday, righting a historical wrong. In coordination...

Manila American cemetery changes five Latin crosses to Jewish stars of David

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Stars and Stripes    •     February 13th, 2020

In a moving ceremony in Manila, five headstones of American Jewish soldiers who died during WWII were replaced thanks to Operation Benjamin...

Jewish-American soldiers killed in WWII receive Star of David headstones at Manila cemetery

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The JC    •     February 13th, 2020

The ceremony in Manila, Philippines was part of Operation Benjamin’s ongoing work to identify soldiers buried with the wrong religious markers...

Jewish Second World War soldiers mistakenly buried under a cross given new headstone after 75 years

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Jerusalem Post    •     February 13th, 2020

In a moving ceremony in Manila, five headstones of American Jewish soldiers who died during WWII were replaced thanks to Operation Benjamin...

Jewish soldiers buried under a cross, mistake fixed 75 years later

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LA Times    •     February 13th, 2020

The words of a centuries-old prayer rose in the balmy air and echoed over the graves, hypnotic in the rhythms of ancient Aramaic but no less weighty in...

‘The eulogy they never received’: Reclaiming the heritage of Jewish American soldiers killed in World War II

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Cleveland Jewish News    •     February 13th, 2020

The headstones of five U.S. soldiers buried in the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial were changed on Tuesday, righting a historical wrong. In coordination...

Manila American cemetery changes five Latin crosses to Jewish stars of David

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American Battle Monuments Commission    •     February 12th, 2020

The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), in coordination with Operation Benjamin, today replaced the Latin Cross headstones marking the graves of...

From Latin Crosses to Jewish Stars of David: Operation Benjamin and the American Battle Monuments Commission Rededicate the Final Resting Place for Five Jewish Soldiers Buried in Manila American Cemetery

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Algemeiner    •     February 12th, 2020

Seventy-five years after the end of World War II, the graves of five US Jewish soldiers who died fighting in the Philippines have finally been marked with a Star of David...

Star of David Now Marks Graves in Philippines of Fallen World War II US Jewish Soldiers

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The Yeshiva World    •     February 12th, 2020

Some 75 years later – after a series of recent serendipitous moments and intensive research – five fallen Jewish American soldiers from World War II finally will be...

Fallen Jewish American World War ll Soldiers Finally To Be Buried Under Star Of David

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Fox News     •     February 11th, 2020

Some 75 years later – after a series of recent serendipitous moments and intensive research – five fallen Jewish American soldiers from World War II finally will ...

Fallen Jewish American World War II soldiers, POWs finally to be buried under Star of David

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