The Ritchie Boys: America’s Jewish Secret Weapon During World War II | Lectures & Talks | Chronogram Magazine
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The Ritchie Boys: America’s Jewish Secret Weapon During World War II Online

When: Wed., May 5, 7-8:30 p.m. 2021
Phone: 413-236-2190
Email: [email protected]
Price: $10 for members, and $15 for the general public
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In late 1942, the US Army decided to create a special program to make use of recently arrived Jewish emigres’ familiarity with Germany and its language. Approximately 2,000 young Jewish men (primarily from Germany) were secretly recruited to train at Fort Ritchie in Maryland to be schooled in interrogation and counter-intelligence techniques. Their work saved hundreds of thousands of lives and may have actually shortened the war. Hear about these incredible young men and their daring exploits directly from the son of a Ritchie Boy.
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