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A photograph of Chaplain Abraham Klausner (the father of the submitter, Amos Klausner) in military dining room, after the war.

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem

Abraham Klausner (1915-2007), Jewish chaplain in the US Army. Abraham graduated the University of Denver and received his rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College in 1943. He joined the army in 6/1944 and became the first Jewish chaplain to enter the Dachau concentration camp after its liberation and remain there in service of survivors. In 6/1945, Abraham compiled the list of Jewish survivors. The 25,000-name list expended into a six-volume registry of Jewish DPs, called the 'Sheerit ha-Pletah', or 'Surviving Remnant'. He was also instrumental in establishing services for survivors and bringing their problems to the attention of the American Jewish community and US government. After the war he returned to the US and served congregations in Boston and Yonkers.

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  • Title: A photograph of Chaplain Abraham Klausner (the father of the submitter, Amos Klausner) in military dining room, after the war.
  • Subject Keywords: Uniforms , Postwar period , Soldiers
  • Origin: Amos Klousner
  • Name of submitter: Amos Klousner
  • Credit: Yad Vashem
  • Collection: Yad Vashem Photo Archive
  • Archival signature: 9426/1

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