Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Watch Live Program | Winning over Nazis to Win the War



After escaping the Nazis, Arno Mayer and other German Jewish refugees learned how to glean information from the enemy as part of a secret American military operation during World War II.

Mayer faced a moral dilemma when he was ordered to work with German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun and other Nazis who immigrated to America after the war. Von Braun’s skills and know-how were considered so valuable that even President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who had witnessed Nazi atrocities firsthand, embraced him.

Request a reminder to join expert historians for a discussion about Jewish refugee soldiers and the 1,600 Nazis permitted to immigrate to America.


WHEN: Thursday, May 26, at 9:30 a.m. ET
WHERE: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Facebook page


Winning over Nazis to Win the War


Dr. Mark Alexander, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Dr. Robert K. Sutton, Author, Nazis on the Potomac: The Top-Secret Intelligence Operation that Helped Win World War II

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

Watch live at and join in the conversation.

You do not need a Facebook account to view our program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the Museum’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

Photo: Rocket scientist Wernher von Braun (left), a former Nazi, receives a federal civilian service award from President Dwight D. Eisenhower circa 1959. Alamy



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