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In-Person Event: "X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II"
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
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.
Wallenberg Annual Program was established at the Bildner Center in
2000 through an endowed gift from the Cooperman family. Named for the
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.