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  • Tibor Rubin, Holocaust survivor and U.S. war hero, dies at 86

    By  Tom Tugend

    December 8, 2015 | 11:25 am

    Tibor Rubin survived two years in the Mauthausen concentration camp then 30 months in a Chinese prisoner of war camp during the Korean war, then waited more than 50 years to receive the Medal of Honor, America’s highest honor for bravery in combat. Rubin died of natural causes on...

  • What a Difference a Day Makes

    By Tom Tugend

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    It's the contrasts that make life interesting.

    Last Friday, I was in the East Room of the White House, along with George,

    Laura, Dick, Karl and Don.

    For provincials outside the Beltway, that's, of course, President Bush, the first lady, Vice President Cheney, political guru Rove and...

  • War Hero’s Medal Wait Finally Ends

    By Tom Tugend

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Next Friday, as Tibor Rubin enters the White House, generals will stand at rigid attention. The president of the United States also will rise and then drape the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for gallantry in combat, around the neck of the 76-year-old Holocaust survivor...

  • Pentagon Reviews Jewish Veteran Files

    By Tom Tugend

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Early in May, the Pentagon received a list with the names and backgrounds of 138 Jewish war veterans, with the single thickest file documenting the exploits of Tibor Rubin.

    The cover letter asked Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to review the records of Rubin and the other 137...

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