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Secret team of German Jews helped US Army defeat Hitler, by Caroline Howe (Daily Mail)

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July 24, 2017

The German Jews who helped the US Army defeat Hitler: How top secret team of refugee heroes interrogated Nazi POWs but were shunned after the war because of their ‘enemy’ accents

  • WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT 
  • The U.S. Army’s elite group known as the Ritchie Boys – named for the camp in Maryland where they trained -were German Jews who helped bring down Hitler’s regime by interrogating German POW’s
  • The surviving Ritchie Boys were interviewed in the new book Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the US Army to Fight Hitler
  • There were 1,985 members who trained in the remote mountains near Hagerstown, Maryland to gather information from Nazis in their native tongue
  • Some fled Germany after being forced into labor camps but returned to their homeland to fight back after traveling to America
  • The surviving  Ritchie Boys were interviewed in the new book Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the US Army to Fight Hitler
  • As members of the Army’s Military Intelligence, they were prohibited from talking about their wartime training or service for years after the war ended
  • There were no reunions, no vets’ organizations for these heroes, and their German accents – which they had learned to disguise while in service, made them unwelcome in U.S. veterans groups

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