Monday, December 6, 2021

In-Person Event: "X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II"










In-Person Event

Thursday, December 9, 7:00 p.m.


X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos

of World War II


Leah Garrett, Hunter College


The Raoul Wallenberg Annual Program funded by Leon and Toby Cooperman


Book Giveaway!

The first 40 guests in attendance at the event will receive a free copy.

In June 1942, Winston Churchill and his chief of staff devised an unusual plan: the creation of a top-secret commando unit made up of Jewish refugees in the United Kingdom. Called “X Troop,” the unit was made up of Jewish intellectuals, artists, and athletes from Germany and Austria who would stop at nothing to defeat the Nazis. Join Leah Garrett as she tells their remarkable story of resistance and heroism, only recently uncovered through declassified military files, war diaries, and interviews with surviving members.


Douglass Student Center

100 George Street,

New Brunswick


Free Parking Available



Thanks to Leon and Toby Cooperman


The Raoul Wallenberg Annual Program was established at the Bildner Center in 2000 through an endowed gift from the Cooperman family. Named for the Swedish diplomat who saved the lives of tens of thousands of Jews in Budapest during the Nazi era, it is fitting that this talk focuses on extraordinary examples of rescue, resistance, and heroism during World War II.