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Jeweler Irving Robbin of Arlington Heights
[NORTH SPORTS FINAL, C Edition]
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
Author: Heise, Kenan
Date: Aug 3, 1990
Start Page: 10
Section: CHICAGOLAND
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Irving Robbin, 68, past president and owner of Persin-Robbin Jewelers in Arlington Heights, was past president of the National Ramah Commission Inc., which helps train Jewish rabbis, scholars and teachers at its camp in Wisconsin.

During World War II, he was a Nazi prisoner of war in Stalag 18 near Berlin but managed to retain religious items used during Jewish rituals.

This year, Mr. Robbin was voted "Retailer of the Year" by the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce, which he had served as president. He was also one of 15 jewelers nationwide honored by Rolex Watch Co. for excellence.

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