Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Betar Milwaukee Marches

Here's Bobby Brown leading Milwaukee Betar in the Israel Independence Day Parade in Milwaukee.

Betar was the second largest youth group in attendance, and Bobby had trained the new Betarim to walk in perfect formation in front of the Jewish Federation headquarters. Before the parade, parents called not wanting their children to march, but the entire group did show up. Notably, many in the Jewish community were quite surprised to see a large group of uniformed Betarim marching. Several of the older supporters had been Betar members in Poland before the Holocaust, and they openly wept when they saw the Milwaukee Betarim marching.

In this picture, the group is being directed by Moshe (Marty) Katz and Geela Polansky, who both have their backs turned as they use megaphones to rally the Betarim. The photo was shot in 1978 or 1979.

Information provided by Dan Frankel

1 comment:

Shachna Waxman said...

S'mol, s'mol, s'mol yemin s'mol