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Sons and soldiers : the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. army to fight Hitler / Bruce Henderson.

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AHJ - Hardeeville Branch 940.5 HEN (Text) 30365101179357 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Anderson - Anderson Main Library 940.5308 Henderson Bruce (Text) 22960001445245 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
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Fairfield - Main Library 940.5308 Hen (Text) 33116002523749 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Florence - Timmonsville Branch 940.5308 Henderson (Text) 33172006223737 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
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York - Rock Hill Branch 940.531 HENDERSON (Text) 33205011670722 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062419095
  • ISBN: 0062419099
  • ISBN: 9780062803849
  • ISBN: 0062803840
  • Physical Description: xii, 429 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes photographic images on end papers.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and an index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Germany 1938 -- Saving the children -- Escaping the Nazis -- A place to call home -- Camp Ritchie -- Going back -- Normandy -- The breakout -- Holland -- The forests -- Return to Deutschland -- The camps -- Denazification -- Going home.
Summary, etc.:
As Jewish families were trying desperately to get out of Europe during the menacing rise of Hitler's Nazi party, some chose to send their young sons away to uncertain futures in America, perhaps never to see them again. As these boys became young men, they were determined to join the fight in Europe. Known as the Ritchie Boys, after the Maryland camp where they were trained, these army recruits knew what would happen to them if they were captured. Yet they leapt at the opportunity to be sent in small, elite teams to join every major combat unit in Europe, where they collected key tactical intelligence on enemy strength, troop and armored movements, and defensive positions. A post-war army report found that nearly 60 percent of the credible intelligence gathered in Europe came from the Ritchie Boys. Drawing on original interviews and extensive archival research, Henderson vividly re-creates the stories of six of these men in an epic tale of heroism, courage, and patriotism that will not soon be forgotten. -- dust jacket.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Participation, Jewish.
World War, 1939-1945 > Military intelligence > United States.
Jewish soldiers > United States.
Jews, German > United States.

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