Happy birthday Joe Liebgott. Here’s some Liebgott stuff from Ancestry.com: the family’s entries in the 1920 and 1930 Federal censuses, and a card from the what the hell i thought you weren’t jewish
Update: I read through the description of the National Jewish Welfare Board cards. The orange stripe indicates the individual was decorated; the big blue star stamp indicates the record was compiled from Army records, but was never further investigated; the xxx mark next to “wounded” shows the case was in abeyance. There were non-Jews who received NJWB cards whose non-Jewishness was later indicated on the cards if it was investigated. So we shouldn’t take the existence of this card as proof against the fact that Liebgott was actually Catholic, but only that the belief during the war in his unit that he was Jewish was not just something out of the blue.