Ross Mellman

Ross Mellman is an 18-year-old high school senior and the youngest grandson of Manny and Gisela Moss. Ross was born and raised in Boca Raton, Florida, and was very close with his grandfather and still is with his grandmother. On the desk in his bedroom he has several pictures and memorabilia from his grandparents on both sides of the family that include pictures of his great grandfather (Gisela’s father) dressed in his WWI uniform, his grandfather’s (paternal) military picture and dog tags from when he served in the US navy during WWII. The most haunting item that he has on display is an authentic yellow Star of David that reads “Jude” that a person wore as a label during the Nazi-era. Ross has grown up into an intelligent young man, his passion for the Jewish state of Israel has encouraged him to speak his mind. In this video he explains why his grandparent’s holocaust stories mean so much to him.