Sons and Soldiers. The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler

[Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler]
Year: 
2018
Public: 
Publisher: 
William Morrow
City: 
New York
Year of publication: 
2017
Pages: 
448
Moral assessment: 
Type: Thought
Nothing inappropriate.
Requires prior general knowledge of the subject.
Readers with knowledgeable about the subject matter.
Contains doctrinal errors of some importance.
Whilst not being explicitly against the faith, the general approach or its main points are ambiguous or opposed to the Church’s teachings.
Incompatible with Catholic doctrine.
Quality: 
Recomendable: 
Transmits values: 
Sexual content: 
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Ideas that contradict Church teaching: 
The rating of the different categories comes from the opinion of Delibris' collaborators

An interesting chapter of World War II has come to light for the first time.  A good number of families of Jewish origin successfully evaded Nazism and escaped to the United States through diverse means.  Some of the sons of these families, in order to fight Hitler, enlisted themselves in the U.S. Army, as brand-new U.S. citizens and returned to Europe to go into battle, many of them disembarked from Normandy (1944), and others much later.  All belong to the Military Intelligence Service since their main task, being Germans by origin, was to interrogate German prisoners and civilians.

It narrates a great adventure.  The most interesting moments of the book deals with the liberation of the different concentration camps as the Allies were advancing towards Berlin.  The soldiers ordered the inhabitants of the towns near the camps to bury thousands of piled dead bodies and to attend their funerals.  The book contains abundant values and human virtues and, likewise, highlights the irrational fanaticism of National Socialist.  This book is adequate for young and old who are interested in history and good literature.

Justo Hernández, Spain, 2019