Moshe Brodetzky: A True Son of the Jewish People
I am not much of a writer, however, I feel that there has been an important story that has been neglected, the story of a modest Jewish hero...
I met him in September, 1941 at the
Moshe Brodetzky in
(You can obtain more information about his heroic efforts from Moshe Arens)
He invited me to attend a meeting of a Betar group of students, which eventually included Moshe Arens who later became Defense Minister of
Moshe went to
When the State of
In the 1950's, Brodetzky lived in
Moshe now lives in East Talpiot,
This modest Jew deserves to be lauded for his valiant fight for the realization of our people's dreams.
Moshe Brodetzky 2LT,U.S.ARMY– Citation
HEADQARTERS 71ST INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS NUMBER 23
AWARD OF THE SILVER
“MOSES BRODETZKY, 0557667, 2ND LIEUTENANT, INFANTRY, COMPANY ‘E’, 5TH INFANTRY, FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION AGAINST THE ENEMY ON 24 MARCH 1945 IN THE VICINITY OF WESTHEIM, GERMANY. DURING THE ATTACK ON WESTHEIM, THE ADVANCE OF THE 2ND BATTALION, 5TH INFANTRY, HAD BEEN HELD UP FOR NINETY MINUTES BY
WITH UTTER DISREGARD FOR PERSONAL SAFETY, LIEUTENANT BRODETZKY LED HIS PLATOON FORWARD TO A STREAM WHERE INTENSE
LIUTENANT BRODETZKY WAS SUBSEQUENTLY WOUNDED IN THE
LIEUTENANT BRODETZKY’S COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP, DEVOTION TO DUTY.
ENTERED MILITARY SERVICE FROM
Moshe Brodetzky in Ramat Rachel
(In The History of the Irgun, David Niv Incorporated, a partial description of the battle of Ramat Rachel.)
One of the commanders, 'Daniel' (Moshe Brodetzky), an American Betari ex-serviceman who, as a student at the university had joined Etzel (Irgun) at the outset of the fighting, was one of the first to be wounded at Ramat Rachel.
He lay with his wounded comrades without aid or even water to sustain him. Looking around him and seeing what was happening, he took a sten and ran to the firing aperture.
He knew there was no hope of leaving Ramat Rachel alive unless everyone fought to the bitter end. He went back to the wounded, encouraged them, and sent them to the firing aperture. Everyone who could drag themselves to the front did so and fought.
The battle was now focusing on the enemy's armored column. Wounded men tried to repel the onslaught with stens in their hands. The attack was checked, and the tanks suddenly stopped advancing.
The above story submitted to B’nai Elim by Jeff Epstein. Thanks Jeff!... Blogmaster