Mickey (David) MARCUS

Marcus' family is from Suchostaw, and Marcus (Colonel in the U.S. Army and General in the Israeli Army) died seven hours before the truce with the Arabs became effective on June 11, 1948. Two movies have been made about Marcus: "Blackwell's Island" about Marcus' work as LaGuardia's Commissioner of Corrections and "Cast A Giant Shadow" about Marcus' work as one of the leaders of the fledgling Israeli army. Marcus was a military adviser to FDR, one of the liberators of the camps at Dachau and Buchenwald, chief of the war crimes branch of the War Department for organizing the Nuremberg Trials, and one of the chief organizers of the new state of Israel's armed forces. In May of 1948 Marcus was appointed by Ben Gurion to be Commander of all forces on the Jerusalem front.

Mickey Marcus' Biography 

Profiles of Jewish GI's: David "Mickey" Marcus


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