Rabbi Chaplain Gittelsohn conducts services for Jewish Marines on Iwo Jima in World War II
Iwo Jima Date:1945, March 10 Duration:1 min 55 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Rabbi, Lieutenant Roland B. Gittelsohn, Chaplain Corps, USNR, conducting services for Jewish Marines of the 4th Marine Division, on Iwo Jima, during World War 2. He stands in front of a makeshift altar containing a pair of candles and a cloth displaying the Star of David. He reads aloud from a small book. Marines are seated on the ground in a group. A truck in background drives away as a Marine photographer in background takes a picture of the seated marines. While Chaplain Gittelsohn is reading, a jeep and another vehicle drive past in background. After break in sequence, the seated marines are seen with individual prayer books containing Hebrew script. They refer to the books during the service. In final sequence, the Chaplain continues to lead the service, with the marines now standing. (Note: Rabbi Gittelsohn was the first Jewish Chaplain ever to serve with the U.S. Marine Corps. Assigned to the 5th Marine Division, he ministered to Americans, of all faiths, on Iwo Jima, and elsewhere, during World War II.)
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