This Day in Jewish History Holocaust Survivor, Korean War Hero Is Born

A victim of anti-Semitism, Tibor Rubin waited over 50 years for official U.S. recognition of his bravery.

Today is the birthday of Tibor Rubin, the Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor who later, as a U.S. soldier in Korea, performed one heroic feat after another – but because of the anti-Semitism of his immediate commander, had to wait 60 years to receive proper recognition.