Holocaust moved him
Retired U.S. brigadier general taught children about Jews in WWII

DIANNA SMITH
Cox Newspapers

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – There was something piercing about Sidney Gritz’s stare. His eyes were dark and brown and deep set. They had seen more than one man should in a lifetime. Gritz, a retired U.S. Army brigadier general, died Tuesday in Boca Raton, Fla., leaving behind a trail of staggering military accomplishments. He was 87.

Gritz served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. But one of his most life-changing moments came during World War II, when Gritz, a devout Jew, helped liberate Jews from Nazi concentration camps. MORE.