On October 27, 1918, German fire ignited an ammunition dump near Verdun. While exploding shells were seriously wounding his comrades, Private Hyman Silverman jumped into action. He began removing the ammunition even as more exploded around him. Silverman was hit multiple times by grenade explosions.
Fort Worth’s David Carb (1885-1952), a Harvard graduate, poet, and playwright, was among the idealists who romanticized the Great War. In June 1915, two years before America entered the conflict, he was among the dozens of literati to join the American Red Cross Ambulance Service.
Stretch your legs and your mind during the 34th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk (June 3rd and 4th). Five diverse museums will open their doors free of charge for this weekend long celebration in one of Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Discover Anderson House, Dumbarton House, National Museum of American Jewish Military History, The Phillips Collection, Read more about Sunday, June 4th – 34th Annual Dupont-Kalorama Museums Consortium Walk Weekend[…]
The National Museum of American Jewish Military History presently lists 56 identified Jewish service people who have given their lives in defense of our country in Iraq and Afghanistan. On this Memorial Day weekend, and hopefully countless Memorial Day weekends thereafter, we are asking all of the synagogues Jewish organizations throughout our nation to read Read more about May 26th – Annual National Memorial Day Shabbat[…]
Heavy rains and strong winds whipped across the American trenches lining a hill near the French town of Saint-Mihiel on a mid-September morning in 1918. Sam Raiz fixed his bayonet to his rifle. Along with other members of A Company of the 360th Regiment of the 90th Division Texas Brigade, he began a march towards the heavily fortified German lines.
On Memorial Day, we remember those who gave their lives in service. We ask those around the country to read the names of the Jewish fallen from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, these are suggested prayers from our museum chaplain Michael Bloom for religious services, community events and other observances. Eil Maleh Rachamim Read more about Suggested Prayers for Memorial Day[…]