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Author tells the untold story of X Troop

Leah Garrett, director of the Jewish Studies Center at Hunter College in New York, shared the stories of a group of Jewish service members known as the X Troop on Sunday at the University of La Verne’s annual Kristallnacht Remembrance Lecture held via Zoom.

U.S. support in WWII discussed

Rebecca Erbelding, historian at the William Levine Family Institute for Holocaust Education, spoke about her award-winning book, which told the untold stories of the U.S. support during World War II, Sunday at the ninth annual Kristallnacht Lecture in the Campus Center Ballroom. 

Richman describes Jewish courage

Lawyer Rick Richman discussed his book, “Racing Against History: The 1940 Campaign for a Jewish Army to Fight Hitler” Sunday in the Campus Center Ballroom.

Author tells stories of Jewish soldiers

Imagine that, after surviving three months in the Dachau concentration camp in Germany, you immigrated to the United States and later interrogated German prisoners of war for the U.S Army. One of your POWs was an officer for the Schutzstaffel, or SS, a paramilitary organization serving the Nazi regime. As a show of intimidation, and perhaps as personal vengeance, you told the SS officer that you “learned a thing or two about how to treat prisoners while in Dachau.”

Events leading to Kristallnacht discussed

On the evening of Oct. 27, 1938 the Grynszpan family along with 12,000 other Polish Jews were herded like cattle onto train cars headed for the Polish-German border.

Author illustrates violins as hope

Author and Professor of Musicology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte James Grymes gave a lecture on his book “Violins of Hope” Sunday in the Campus Center Ballroom.

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