Last fall a man named Kevin Callahan contacted me to work on a research project called Brothers In Arms. After discussing his targets, the WWII Research and Writing Center obtained some records and connected him with several of our contacts in Europe to help move his project forward.
Today, Kevin has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to produce a coffee table style book documenting the stories of those brothers buried side by side in American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) cemeteries overseas.
About His Project
More than 200 sets of brothers are buried side-by-side in 14 American World War II cemeteries in Europe, Africa and Asia. The goal of the Brothers in Arms Project is to tell the stories of these brothers and remember their sacrifices. We will publish a large-format, coffee table book profiling the lives of these brothers on the home front and on the battlefront. We plan to release the book by June 6, 2019, the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
The book will tell the story of the Unger brothers, three Jewish brothers from the Bronx who all volunteered for the US Army in World War II. Two decades earlier, the Unger family had been driven from their small town in Hungary by anti-Semitic violence. In 1943, the brothers returned to Europe to rid their native continent of a more horrific foe, Nazi Germany. Sadly, only one brother would survive and today, Louis and Joseph Unger lie side-by-side facing east in the Henri Chapelle American Cemetery in Belgium.
Please consider donating to this incredible cause to preserve the stories of those who fought and died to preserve our freedom. The WWII Research and Writing Center is honored to be contributing to this book.
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