Weiss, Charles

Birth Name Weiss, Charles
Gender male


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1928 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States of America  

Education   Harvard University, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States of America  

Event Note

In the winter of 1947, Charles Weiss finished his sophomore year at Harvard, when Boston lawyer, Eddie Parsons, a member of kibbutz Kfar Blum, spoke to the Jewish students at a Hillel House meeting, and gave a recruiting call for the Haganah, "Come to Eretz Yisrael and serve for a year with the underground Jewish defense force'.

Military Service 1947 מח"ל מתנדבי חוץ לארץ ‎Machal Volunteers from Abroad  

Boat   התקווה T.V. McAlister USCGC Gresham Tradewinds haTikvah  

Event Note

Charles Weiss was sent to a wharf in the port of Baltimore, to report to and board SS Trade Winds.
He served as fireman/ water tender aboard SS Trade Winds, a ship flying the Honduran flag, with false Honduran seaman's papers to match.



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