Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Watch Live | Immigrants Who Served

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

A German Jewish refugee poses with his American army unit at Camp Ritchie, circa 1945. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Otto Perl

The New Americans: Immigrants Who Served
Live Digital Program

As the nation commemorates all who sacrificed their lives in military service, join the Museum and an expert from the United States Military Academy at West Point to learn about Jewish immigrants who risked their lives to fight in World War II.
When Jewish refugees fled the German Reich and immigrated to the United States, they offered unique skill sets to the military. These men and women understood the German language, culture, and psychology and were personally motivated to defeat the Nazis.

Explore these stories of individuals who escaped German-occupied Europe and later returned while serving the United States.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 27, 9:30 a.m. ET
WHERE: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Facebook page: facebook.com/holocaustmuseum

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Speaker
Dr. David Frey, Professor, United States Military Academy at West Point

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

Watch live at facebook.com/holocaustmuseum and join in the conversation using #USHMM and #AskWhy.

You do not need a Facebook account to view our program. After the live broadcast, it will be available to watch on demand on the Museum's Facebook page.

Photo: A German Jewish refugee poses with his American army unit at Camp Ritchie, circa 1945. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Otto Perl