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Frank Silverberg


Silverberg, Frank, Toronto, Ontario. Military Service: Trooper, 1st Hussars, 6th Canadian Armoured Regiment, captured on 11 June 1944 by an unidentified unit of the 12th SS and shot shortly thereafter by an SS officer, possibly of the 2nd Panzer Grenadier Battalion, commanded by Major Bernhard Siebken. The 2nd Bn. was part of the 26th Panzer Regiment, commanded by SS Lieutenant Colonel Wilhelm Mohnke, which was in turn part of the 12th SS Panzer Division, “Hitler Youth”. Of this brave Jewish-Canadian soldier, Howard Margollian wrote, "Who, after all, can fail to find nobility in...Frank Silverberg, also of the 1st Hussars, who, though hurt himself, was last seen aiding the more seriously injured William Loucks of his tank crew in a gallant if futile effort to avoid capture?" See PRU, File 42-29257 and Conduct Unbecoming, 114-115, 187.

Additional Biographical Information: See Canadian War Graves Commission. Buried at Beny-sur Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, France. Grave Reference: XI.H.2.