Nemerov, Jack

Public Information

Name

Nemerov, Jack

Class

2008

Biography

(1917-2015) Born Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1917. Enlisted U.S. Army in 1942, commissioned First Lieutenant in 1945, survived landing at Omaha Beach, France, on June 6, 1944. Helped to liberate Dachau Concentration Camp. Civilian career included business owner, manufacturing representative, and management consultant for 40 years. Active in Jewish War Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Military Order of the World Wars; Joe Foss Institute; Southern Poverty Law Center of Montgomery, Alabama; Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C.; and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles, CA. Led the establishment in Arizona of the Teaching Tolerance Program to combat racism and hatred, and scheduling speakers on the Holocaust. Leads/supports the “Veterans Inspiring Patriotism” program which brings veterans to schools and universities in Arizona. Both programs reached over 100,000 students and contributed over 10,000 volunteer hours over the last 10 years.