Martin Greenfield has been hailed “America’s greatest living tailor” and the “most interesting man in the world.” A Holocaust survivor, Mr. Greenfield makes suits for the world’s most powerful and influential men, including presidents of both parties, Hollywood actors, and professional athletes.
Greenfield is the author of the new book, Measure of Man: From Auschwitz Survivor to Presidents’ Tailor. On Monday, radio host Mark Levin hailed Greenfield’s memoir “a remarkable book” that “encapsulates everything that I’m trying to communicate [about tyranny], but better than I can.”
In the excerpt below from Monday’s NY Post, Mr. Greenfield pays tribute to his American liberators and all those who serve.
Seventy years ago, Nazi soldiers descended on my tiny village in the Carpathian Mountains, rounded up me and my family and packed us into cattle cars headed for Auschwitz.
My mother, grandparents, sister and 5-year-old baby brother were sent to the ovens. I was 15 years old.
Today, I own America’s premier hand-tailored menswear company and make suits for everyone from President Obama to Jimmy Fallon to James Spader’s character Raymond “Red” Reddington on NBC’s “The Blacklist.”
Everything I am or will ever be I owe to God and the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines of the US Armed Forces who fought and died to liberate me.
Indeed, in an age where ISIS beheading videos ricochet around the globe and Ebola outbreaks spark daily panic and fear, it is tempting to believe that America has seen her best days, that our fractious politics can no longer slow the tide of inevitable decline.
Such feelings, while natural, are wrong. America is bigger and stronger than the vexing problems we now face. Lest one doubt this, simply look at our nation’s 2.4 million Armed Forces members. There you will find the best of us.
I should know.
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