“Martin Silver was a high school kid growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y. when the U.S. entered World War II. In January 1946, he enrolled in the New York State Maritime Academy in the Bronx, with plans to graduate as an ensign and licensed officer in the Merchant Marine. Just two years later, his plans would take a sudden and unexpected turn, as he played a role in getting Holocaust survivors to the besieged Jewish homeland.”

Read about our upcoming April 19th Yom HaShoah event with Martin Silver at The Jewish Ledger