Harry Huberman (1924-2005)
Harry Huberman was born on June 11, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York. He entered City College of New York in 1941, where he joined the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). After being drafted in 1944, Huberman was sent to Officers Training School. Prior to completion, however, he was transferred to Radio Instruction and sent overseas as a German interpreter.
At the end of the war, Huberman was transferred to Heidelberg for training with the MFAA. He traveled throughout the U.S. Zone of Occupation in Germany recovering stolen art and served as an interpreter for his Section Chief. He was the chief clerk of his office and was even given the opportunity to interview Richard Strauss, one of his personal musical heroes.
Huberman returned home in June 1946 and finished his degree in Civil Engineering from City College of New York. While living in New York, he worked for the engineering firms Amond and Whitney as well as Gibbs and Hill. He later worked for Consolidated Edison (ConEd) specializing in high transmission wire towers.
After his retirement, Huberman and his wife Cecilia split their time between Woodstock, NY, and Florida. He died in Florida on April 27, 2005.
Photo courtesy of the Huberman Family (private collection).