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Nov 10, 2016 By Jewish National Fund Category: Historical Preservation,
Jewish veterans of honor: Heroic WWII POW remembered by son
Albert I. Rosenblum immigrated to the United States from Russia at age 4. In 1929 he entered the army and was stationed in New York, Honolulu, and Salt Lake City. When he was discharged, Albert opened a grocery and butcher-paper supply business. However, in 1939, as talk in the United States of war grew, Albert decided to go back into the army.
Albert Rosenblum with his son Alan and wife Rose
in Japan in 1947.
After the escape, he and the other POWs joined the Italian partisans and fought the Nazis from behind enemy lines for almost a year, until he was able to reach the Allied lines in July 1944.
Upon his return after these heroic years as a soldier, he was assigned to military police duty and spent two years in Japan and 18 months in Korea before retiring in 1953. Serving a total of 23 years in the army followed by 22 years at the Defense Construction Supply Center, Albert spent the majority of his younger years serving his country.
Growing up, Alan says, his parents talked about Israel. Albert sadly never made it to Israel, but by honoring him at Ammunition Hill, Alan says he feels he's completing his father's journey. Albert taught his family to work hard, respect others, and honor family, and that no matter what difficulties you encounter, the sun will still rise tomorrow.
Alan Rosenblum, Elaine Galatz, and Hal Linden on JNF's Sunshine Tour.