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The Ritchie Boys: Honoring the Immigrants Who Helped Win World War II

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Ritchie Boys: Honoring the Immigrants Who Helped Win World War II
January 27, 2022 | 5:00-6:30pm | Online Webinar

In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jewish Silicon Valley invites you to a special webinar, The Ritchie Boys: Honoring the Immigrants Who Helped Win World War II.

The Ritchie Boys were members of a special unit of the US Military Intelligence Service in WWII. Using their native language and cultural knowledge, they waged psychological warfare against the Nazis and facilitated the liberation of Europe. Hear the stories of these unsung heroes from experts and community members with a special connection to the top secret unit.

Free and open to the public.

We invite you to submit questions in advance to ma[email protected].

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Contact [email protected]

Speakers:
Paul Fairbrook, a Ritchie Boy, with Rabbi Jason Gwasdoff
Dr. David Frey, Professor, History & Founding Director of the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the US Military Academy at West Point
Beverly Driver Eddy, author of “Ritchie Boy Secrets”
Stephen Kinsey, son of a Ritchie Boy
Senior Rabbi Jaymee Alpert, Congregation Beth David

Event Co-Chairs: Stephen Kinsey, Ruth Litwin and Sophie Weinzimmer

Details

Date:
January 27
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Organizer

Jewish Silicon Valley
Phone:
408.358.3636
Email:
info@jvalley.org
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Venue

Addison-Penzak JCC
14855 Oka Road, Suite 201
Los Gatos, CA 95032 United States
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Phone:
408.357.7429
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