By Harriet Epstein
On Saturday night, September 28, Rabbi Berkowits told the story of his Holocaust experience and liberation by WWII veterans to a roomful of members of the 314th Infantry Association WWII Inc. at the Crowne Plaza in Tysons Corner. Just a few of us in the audience were Jewish. I was the chair of the 67th reunion of the organization – my husband Henry’s regiment. The rabbi began by thanking the six WWII veterans present at hte event for helping save his life, and ended by encouraging each of us to be a blessing. The audience was spellbound by the first-hand description of life in a concentration camp and inspired by the rabbi’s positive outlook on life. I was very pleased that a friend in the association had expressed an interest in teh Holocaust, leading me to select Rabbi Berkowits as our speaker for the banquet.