Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler

Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler

by Bruce Henderson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062419095
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 245,452
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Bruce Henderson is the author or coauthor of more than twenty nonfiction books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller And the Sea Will Tell. He lives in Menlo Park, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

Prologue: Germany 1938 1

Part 1

1 Saving the Children 13

2 Escaping the Nazis 51

3 A Place to Call Home 85

Part 2

4 Camp Ritchie 115

5 Going Back 149

6 Normandy 168

7 The Breakout 204

8 Holland 227

9 The Forests 251

10 Return to Deutschland 287

Part 3

11 The Camps 325

12 Denazification 346

13 Going Home 361

Dramatis Personae 375

Acknowledgments 383

Sources 385

Appendix: The Ritchie Boys 393

Bibliography 411

Index 419

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Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned With the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being the son of jewish immigrants that arrived in the US in 1939, and never hearing about the Ritchie Boys, I decided to read this book, and so glad that I did. An untold story of german jews who immigrated to the US only to turn around and go back to Germany as inteligence officers primarily used as interpreters. Low and behold, reviewing the list of the approx 2,000 Ritchie Boys, I saw my last name listed. I googled him, and it turned out to be a cousin of mine. I was stunned! This made the book come alive even more then it already had for me. I can't recommend it enough. A stunning account of a little known story of extraordinary men risking their lives for their new country by going back and fighting against their old one. A five star read!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A real look into history. Riveting stories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed very much
JerseyBoy More than 1 year ago
Excellent and moving account of those persecuted individuals who returned to fight the Nazis.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
well written. Sad but uplifting .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
well written. Sad but uplifting .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never heard of the Ritchie Boys until I saw and read this book. A powerful story about ordinary soldiers trained to do extraordinary jobs during WW2. Highly recommend adding this to your must read list.
NormB520 More than 1 year ago
Sons and Soldiers is an exceptionally well-researched story of heroism of a group of Jewish refugees from pre-WWII Nazism. This untold story of a group of young men in their adopted country of America, their training in IPW (Interrogation of Prisoners of War) at Camp Ritchie in rural Maryland, and their perilous return to help fight the war in Europe is a riveting tale. it is a story of WWII as no other. The author tells it through the eyes and exploits of these men who served as interrogators in different areas following the D-Day Invasion. The battle campaigns are familiar to the reader but the author tells it all from the point of view of the involvement of the “Ritchie Boys” and the humanity they display. That is what makes this book a must-read in this reviewers opinion.