X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II Virtual Speaker Event – Author Leah Garrett
In June 1942 the Third Reich had cast a horrific shadow across Europe. In desperation, Winston Churchill and his chief of staff formed an unusual plan: a new commando unit made up of Jewish refugees who had escaped to Britain – a motley group of intellectuals, artists, and athletes, mostly from Germany and Austria, who had to take on fake British names and personas. Trained in counterintelligence and advanced combat to deliver decisive blows against the Nazis, this top-secret unit became known as X Troop.
Acclaimed scholar Leah Garrett draws on extensive original research, including interviews with the last surviving members of X Troop, and follows this unique band of brothers from Germany to England and back, to British internment camps, the beaches of Normandy, the battlefields of Italy and Holland, and the hellscape of Terezin concentration camp – the scene of one of the most dramatic rescues of the war.
All fall speakers are $8 members / $10 non-members.
Register for this event: https://www.commonpointqueens.org/event/x-troop-the-secret-jewish-commandos-of-world-war-ii/
For a full list of our Fall Virtual Cultural Arts Speakers and Events, visit https://www.commonpointqueens.org/program/cultural-arts-and-jewish-heritage-events/
For more information, please email [email protected]
Venue: Commonpoint Queens Virtual Event
58-20 Little Neck Parkway
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