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Julius Ei​ngorn, Retired Dentist, Dies at 88

December 18, 2008
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Julius Eingorn

Julius Eingorn, 88, a retired dentist and former president of the Philadelphia County Dental Society, died Oct. 22 at Hahnemann Hospital. He was a resident of Center City.

A 1941 graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry, Eingorn, upon receiving his degree, enlisted in the Army. Af- ter founding the dental service at Valley Forge Hospital, he received orders for Germany, where he was part of the advance troops that liberated the Ohrdruf concentration camp, the first one uncovered by Allied Forces.

Eingorn shared that experience with numerous school groups in the Philadelphia area, many of whom were unfamil- iar with the history of Nazi Germany. Ten years ago, he was interviewed as part of Steven Spielberg's Shoah Project, an auditory and visual record of firsthand accounts of the Holocaust.

Passionate about Philadelphia and civic-minded throughout his life, Eingorn was an active member of Center City Concerned Citizens, providing lecturers to educate the local community about national and local issues.

In his retirement, he ran the Dental Society's program for delivering oral health care to homebound patients. He received numerous awards for outstanding service.

Eingorn is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Eingorn; daughters Sharon Polsky and Emily Herold; sons Stephen Eingorn and Frederick Cogen; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was the husband of the late Ruth Eingorn.

Memorial donations can be made to: Doctors Without Borders (www.doctorswithoutborders.org).

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