Oscar M Lifshutz (1916-1990) Papers
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains photocopies documenting the life of Rabbi and US Army Lt. Colonel Oscar M Lifschutz. Documents include correspondence, discharge papers, and a newspaper article describing his life.
- Creation: 1946-2003
- Lifshutz, Oscar M., 1916-1990 (Person)
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The collection is in English.
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Lieutenant Colonel Oscar M Lifshutz (1916-1990) served as rabbi of Agudas Achim North Shore Congregation in Chicago, Illinois before heading into the US Army where he served as an advisor to General Mark Clark at the end of World War II. His service brought him to Eastern Europe where he was involved in the restoration of religious services and artifacts. He would go on to a decorated career as chaplain earning six combat stars while on campaign in the Korean War and later as an executive officer at the Army Chaplain School. In 1949 he supervised the transport of Theodor Herzl's remains to Israel for burial.
Rabbi Oscar M Lifshutz (1916-1990), served as Army Chaplain during World War II and Korea. This collection contains photocopies documenting his life.
Collection consists of a single folder the contents of which have been arranged in chronological order.
Collection is located in Consolidated Box P21.
- Guide to the Oscar M. Lifshutz (1916-1990) Papers, 1946-2003 P-735
- Finding aid by Michael Montalbano as part of the CJH Holocaust Resource Initiative, made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany
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