‘The eulogy they never received’: Reclaiming the heritage of Jewish American soldiers killed in World War II

Jewish gravestone in Manila
The gravestone of Pvt. Allan C. Franken, a Jewish soldier killed in the Philippines in the final months of World War II, was changed to a Star of David in a ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery on Wednesday.
(Shashank Bengali / Los Angeles Times)

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Shashank Bengali is a Southeast Asia correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, based in Singapore. He previously covered South Asia from Mumbai, India, and national security from the Washington bureau.