NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn rabbi and former WWII resistance fighter has died from the coronavirus.

Just two months ago, 91-year-old Rabbi Romi Cohn lead the House of Representatives in opening prayer.

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He was born in Czechoslovakia and as a 15-year-old he joined partisan fighters to help save 56 Jewish families.

Congressman Max Rose remembered the rabbi as a man who “lived an incredible life of service.”

Earlier this week, CBS2 learned a Brooklyn principal also died of the virus at just 36 years old.