WWII veteran honored by New Rochelle synagogue
Sunday marked the holiday of Yom Hashoah, when Jewish people worldwide remember the horrors of the Holocaust. In New Rochelle, the Beth El Synagogue held a special ceremony to honor Nat Futterman, a World War II veteran who helped liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp in 1945.
Futterman was just 18 when his infantry liberated the concentration camp and his story appears in the new book Gated Grief, by Leila Levinson. At the ceremony, Futterman recalled the horrifying scene.
"It's something, if I live to be 100, which is another 15 years, I will never ever forget," Futterman said.