Aaron Glass

Born 20 May 1888 in Mogilev-Podolski, in the state of Venitsya, in Ukraine, to Benjamin Tzvi Glass.

Previously stated that he likely emigrated to the United States, directly to New Haven, in 1922 (age 34), according to the U. S. Federal Census of 1930.

However, this is impossible. Thanks to Paul Glass, I have a photo of Aaron’s enrolment at the University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences, in Pre-Medical School, for his Freshman Fall semester in 1917-18, with an expected B.S. in 1921. He planned on taking English 1, Chemistry 3, Physics 1, and switched out of Geography 1 into German 3, likely to fulfil a foreign language requirement. He also had a single credit hour listed in something that looks like ‘Mil Sr’, and so it is possible that Aaron could have been ROTC if such a program existed prior to American involvement in WWI.

This suggests that Aaron had been in the United States prior to 1917, possibly for many more years, in order to have enough of a command of English to enrol in the university.

The question remains as to what Aaron was doing in Oklahoma.

Married Lena Belle Betman in New Haven.

He practised medicine in New Haven, often on the barter system because people couldn’t pay him. Therefore, the family always had plenty to eat, but they were not wealthy.


  • Benjamin (born  15 May 1923, died 21 July 1943 of complications from what was diagnosed then as Stills Disease, but would likely have been diagnosed today as systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis)
  • Joseph (born 10 March 1925, died 2 March 2006 of stomach cancer)
  • Sara
  • Herman (born 12 August 1927, died 25 April 1995)

Aaron died on 2 August 1943, 12 days after the passing of Benjamin.

Benjamin’s Yahrzeit: 18 Tamuz 5703, Binyamin ben Leah

Yahrzeit Info (Aaron): 1 Av 5703, Aharon ben Binyamin

Herman’s Yahrzeit: 25 Nissan 5755, Herman ben Leah

Joseph’s Yahrzeit: 2 Adar 5776, Yosef ben Leah (In a leap year observe on 2 Adar I and on 2 Adar II)

Aaron Glass's WWII Draft Card

Aaron Glass’s WWII Draft Card



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