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Dr. Dov Eisenstein

Dr. Dov (Bernard) Eisenstein, a son of David and Hendel Eisenstein, was born in Chicago in 1926. In 1947 he graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Chicago. He married Esther in 1954.

        From 1951 to 1953 Dr. Eisenstein served in the American army and saw action in the Korean War. He was a captain and commanding officer of naval troops who landed in Korea from Japan. He also served with distinction in the 14th Field Hospital. Dr. Eisenstein is a recognized practicing physician with five offices in Chicago. He is a member of the American Medical Society and staff physician at the Michael Reese Hospital and elsewhere.

Zvi Aryeh Eisenstein

        Zvi Aryeh (Harold) Eisenstein, a son of David and Hendel Eisenstein, was born on October 19, 1921 in Chicago. He studied at the Talmud Torah school and studied with private teachers. He graduated from high school and attended Wilson's College simultaneously. He married Dorothy Silver on June 22, 1943. During the war years (1943-45) he served as a technical sergeant in the American 13th Air Force in the South Pacific, and was stationed with his division in Admiraltes, New Guinea, Maritea, and elsewhere.

        For his military service, Harold was awarded a flight medal and four Oak Leaf Clusters, six battle stars, and twice was cited in the President's List of Excellence. Zvi and Dorothy have three children: Linda, Robert and Gary.

[photo:] Esther Rachel Silverman, a daughter of R. Zelig and Sirka Hausman. She died in 1956 in New York, and was survived by her husband Yonah and two children, David (a doctor) and Sam Silverman.

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        Morris Eisenstein

[photo:] Morris Eisenstein

        Morris Eisenstein, a son of Avraham and Malka Eisenstein, was born in Drohitchin in 1918. He came to Chicago with his parents at the age of 1. He graduated high school and studied business at Roosevelt College. During World War II Morris served three and a half years in the 42nd Rainbow Division of the 7th American Army. He was heavily involved in battle, and earned four medals and many ribbons and stripes. Lieutenant General Edward P. Witsell of the Defense Department sent Eisenstein the following document together with a Silver Star:

        “I am very honored to inform you that on the orders of the President of the United States, you are receiving the Silver Star. It took place on April 29, 1945 near Dachau, Germany, when under a hail of bullets from every direction, you, Corporal Eisenstein, jumped onto a jeep and grabbed a machine gun lying next to a dead soldier. When the gun failed to work, you crawled over to a truck abandoned by our fleeing soldiers, and you started shooting with an anti-aircraft gun at a German airplane. After you used up all the ammunition, and under a hail of bullets, you crawled back to a box at the back of the truck, got fresh ammunition, loaded the anti-aircraft gun and started shooting at the enemy without stopping.

        “Your heroism enabled our soldiers to occupy the enemy's position and capture 150 men who had presented a large obstacle in the way of our division.”

        Major General Harry G. Collins, Eisenstein's commander, reported in a document why Morris received the bronze medal Oak Leaf Cluster.

        “On April 20, 1945, Eisenstein was with a patrol of two soldiers near Furth, Germany. From barracks, the Germans shot heavily at the patrol and other American soldiers following them. Under a hail of bullets, Eisenstein crawled to the barracks and sneaked inside, where he found a German major and three soldiers. Morris pointed his loaded gun and ordered the major to order the German garrison of fifteen men to surrender.

        “Afterwards, Morris took the major to a nearby hospital and ordered him to tell the entire staff and patients to surrender. During the same day, Morris returned with the major, who gave the order to another 120 officers and soldiers to surrender. Corporal Morris Eisenstein's heroism played an important role in the successful capitulation of the German city of Furth.”

        Morris received the Purple Heart for the wounds he received in all the battles he was in. (Information from Forverts, written by S. Regensberg). Morris, who was discharged with the rank of staff sergeant, now works with his father in the car business.

        Morris was commander of the Chicago Jewish War Veterans Post. Today he is the vice-commander of the Jewish Veterans of Illinois, and was chairman of the Israel Bonds Campaign and other projects in 1957.

D. W.

Harry Eisenstein

Harry Eisenstein, a son of Avraham and Malka Eisenstein, was born in 1915 in Drohitchin. In 1920 he came to Chicago. In World War II he served for two and a half years in the U.S. Army, and earned the rank of sergeant. Today he is in business, and he and Rota Eisenstein have two children, Susan and Sandra.

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