Jewish War Veterans, Bernard I. Friedenberg Post 39
The Bernard I. Friedenberg Post 39-Jewish War Veterans is located in Margate City, New Jersey. They are a local chapter of a national group, The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, and are composed of U.S. citizens who served in the Wars of the U.S. Their mission is to foster and perpetuate true Americanism; to combat whatever tends to impair the efficiency and permanency of our free institutions; to uphold the fair name of the Jew and fight his or her battles wherever unjustly assailed; to encourage the doctrine of universal liberty, equal rights, and full justice for all men and women; to combat the powers of bigotry and darkness wherever originating and whatever their target; to preserve the spirit of comradeship by mutual helpfulness to comrades and their families; to cooperate with and support existing educational institutions and establish educational institutions, and to foster the education of ex-servicemen and ex-servicewomen, and our members in the ideals and principles of Americanism; to instill love of country and flag, and to promote sound minds and bodies in our members and our youth; to preserve the memories and records of patriotic service performed by the men and women of our faith; to honor their memory and shield from neglect the graves of our heroic dead.
IN PHOTO: Bernie Friedenberg, courtesy of The Press of Atlantic City. Caption: “Bernie Friedenberg of Margate was turned down for military service because of his poor eyesight, but persevered because, he said, ’I’m a Jew. They want to kill Jews.’ Eventually he was accepted as a medic.”