Isidor Bruck
Fictional Character
The War That Came Early
POD: July 20, 1936;
Relevant POD: September 29, 1938
Appearance(s): West and East
Two Fronts
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Germany
Date of Birth: c. 1919
Date of Death: 1942
Cause of Death: Crushed by a bombed building (World War II)
Religion: Judaism
Occupation: Baker, athlete
Parents: David and Deborah Bruck
Spouse: Sarah Goldman

Isidor Bruck (c. 1919-1942) was the son of a family of Jewish bakers living in Münster during the Second World War. He was embarrassed that the twin pressures of wartime rationing and racist laws had forced his family to bake inferior products, though he maintained that they were doing the best they could under the circumstances. He was proud to remember that in the good old days his family's bakery had been the best in the city.

Bruck had once been a football player, even playing with Sarah Goldman's brother Saul, though he was not nearly as good. In 1939 he appeared to be developing romantic feelings for Sarah. Sarah, the daughter of a (former) university professor, would once have considered a baker's son beneath her station, but recognized that, under the Nazis, Jews were all equally lowly in their social standing. In fact, she considered the advantages of being married to a baker if food shortages were to arise.