Eric Rosenfeld

Eric Rosenfeld was born in 1925 in Seeheim, Germany, a town of about 2,500 inhabitants with a small Jewish community that no longer exists. A witness to the burning of schools and synagogues in Germany as well as the persecution of his family during the 1930s, he left his home country at age sixteen on a Kindertransport and came to New York City to work. He joined the United States Army in 1944 and was “assigned to the counterintelligence corps and advanced with the 103rd Infantry Division into Germany in April 1945.” Rosenfeld entered his hometown of Seeheim just before Germany surrendered.  

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