Year In Review: Transitions 2017, Newtown Remembers

... Oscar Berendsohn, 92, a resident of Newtown since 1968, died February 7. Born June 26, 1924, in the small northern-German village of Altenwerder, Mr Berendsohn, his siblings, and his parents, Mabel and Paul, were forced out of their native land by the Nazi government, having survived Kristallnacht. They came to the United States aboard a banana boat from Honduras, arriving in New York City shortly before the outbreak of World War II. After serving in the US Army during the Korean War, Mr Berendsohn graduated from the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute (now New York University Tandon School of Engineering) with a degree in metallurgical engineering.

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