Memorial in German Church for Michel D Ernst 29th Inf Div
A few days before Christmas, and on the 7th day of Chanukka, a Memorial Wall for a US soldier was inaugurated in the town of Aldenhoven, Germany (near Jülich). Michel D Ernst (a Jewish refugee from Poland, who found his way to the US and enlisted in the US Army) was, as interpreter, instrumentive in an American/German attempt to rescue 30 civilians from a caved in shelter near Aldenhoven. He died a month later, December 17, 1944. To honor him the people from the town of Aldenhoven recently have adopted his grave at the US Margraten Cemetery in the Netherlands.
For some pictures:
for a full report:
or the German-language site:
Warm regards, Joost Claassens, The Netherlands