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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


The New Americans: Immigrants Who Served

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Calendar   Workshops
Location Facebook Live
Date Wed, May 27, 8:30am - 9:00am
Duration   30m

When Jewish refugees immigrated to the United States to flee from Nazi persecution, they offered unique skill sets to their new country’s military. They understood the German language, culture, and psychology and were personally motivated to defeat the Nazis. A group of immigrant soldiers, dubbed the “Ritchie Boys,” trained at Camp Ritchie, and became one of the greatest secret weapons for US Army intelligence.

Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the United States Military Academy at West Point to explore these lesser known stories of individuals who escaped the Nazis and later returned to Europe to fight.

David Frey, Professor, United States Military Academy at West Point

Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Watch live at and join in the conversation using #USHMM and #AskWhy. You do not need a Facebook account to view their program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on USHMM's Facebook page.

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