Monday, June 2, 2014

Metro Detroiter fled Nazi persecution, returned to fight them.

Guy Stern, now aged 92 and living in West Bloomfield, Michigan, volunteered in 1941 to be in the navy intelligence service. But he was initially turned down, because of his native German background.

But Stern eventually was one of what came to be known as the Ritchie Boys — German Jews who had fled the Nazis to America and returned to Europe with the U.S. military. Their fluency in German and understanding of cultures and customs helped them provide intelligence to U.S. commanders.

Article here. 

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