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Tibor Rubin: Portrait of Valor

It took 55 years for this Holocaust survivor and unsung hero to get the Medal of Honor.

Published: February 18, 2012


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Visitor Comments: 13

(13) Wilton Sekzer, February 25, 2012 5:56 PM

Jews and the Medal of Honor

It should be noted that Tibor is one of only two living Jewish recipients of the Medal of Honor; the other being Col. Jack Jacobs who received his MOH for action during the Vietnam War. Since Tibor's story is one of blatant anti-Semitism, one has to wonder how many other Jewish servicemen were denied our nation's highest award due to their religious adherence. Hundreds of Jews were awarded the DSC and the Silver Star in WWII and the following conflicts. Is it reasonable to believe that there are those among that number who should have been considered for the MOH? What is being done about it?

(12) John Hirsch, February 24, 2012 6:54 PM

I am proud, I have know many Rubins, I am from Transylvania originall

Tibor is a Hungarian; my Mother,OBM, survived with one lung 65! My Father was also a Holocaust survivor. My Grandparents, both on my mother's and father's side were exterminated at Auschwitz; I know what means to be child of survivors!

(11) Chaim, February 23, 2012 12:57 AM

Nebech.

What did he fight for? Today, the Chinese Communists are all of our economic masters. But, B"H, Hashem protected him.

(10) Irene from south korea, February 22, 2012 6:30 AM

Thank you Mr.Rubin

I'm a South korean. We were given freedom on exchange for other's unaccountable sacrifice I'll remember this story and tell everybody Thank you, Aish.com as always

(9) Saul Pillai, February 22, 2012 2:14 AM

Awe

I’m in awe and was moved to tears. You are indeed a hero Mr. Rubin and I loved the last part when you said “I have shalom”…

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