Even Elie Wiesel, the Nobel Prize profitable survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald, struggles with the question: Why didn’t the Jews struggle back? and eventually, in view of the circumstances--even now, who could think what used to be happening?--he concludes that the query is “not why all of the Jews didn't struggle, yet how do lots of them DID. Tormented, overwhelmed, starved, the place did they locate the strength--spiritual and physical--to resist?” actually, over
10,000 German Jews—34 percentage of the refugee inhabitants among the a while of eighteen and forty—fought within the allied armies of global battle II.
This e-book honors these European-born Jewish wrestle veterans of worldwide conflict II--refugees from the Nazi regime in Germany and Austria who confronted their persecutors by means of becoming a member of the Allied Forces in a struggle opposed to the rustic in their birth. those twenty-seven interviews take readers into the original and harrowing adventure of German and Austrian Jews who served as Allied squaddies in North Africa and Europe--brave males and one lady whose provider restored a feeling of dignity and allowed them to upward thrust above their former victimization by the hands of Nazi oppressors. All burned with anger on the Germans who had subjected them, frequently as teenagers, to cruelty in way of life of their hometowns, and to ridicule within the nationwide media. As squaddies who knew the language and psychology of the enemy larger than any in their comrades, they struck again with new-found satisfaction opposed to the rampant injustice that had annihilated their households, destroyed their customers, and subjected a lot of them to the worst kinds of actual abuse, either random and terrifying. In The Enemy I Knew they inform their tales, and the area is richer for his or her heroic acts, and for his or her testimony.