The first Jewish cantor in Germany, 1944main
Lieutenant Max Fuchs, a US Army officer who led the first Jewish service on German soil after the conquest of Aachen in October 1944, has died at the age of 96.
Max, a trained chazan, lost many of soldiers of his unit and most of his family in Poland. He volunteered to lead Friday-night prayers and a memorial incantation for the fallen. Mark the date on these images: October 1944. Hitler is still alive and millions are being murdered at Auschwitz, day and night.
The service was broadcast on NBC and echoed around the world.