Michael J. Greenberg discovered an important topic that deserved to be examined at much greater length. The concept that the US Army would put Jewish soldiers in charge of Germans - some strongly pro-Nazi - prisoners of war is not widely known.
In his book, "Tables Turned On Them - Jews Guarding Nazi POWs in the United Sates" Greenberg wanted to chronicle his father’s experience as a Jewish GI assigned to guard German POWs at Camp Clinton, Mississippi. What started as an interest in his father’s experience blossomed into a full-fledged project on the diverse experiences of many Jewish GIs who found themselves serving as guards in American POW camps for German soldiers.
Join us for a conversation with author Michael J. Greenberg on Tuesday, August 4th at 10:30am presented by the Heller CRC via Zoom. To purchase "Tables Turned on Them - Jews Guarding Nazi POWs in the United States" please register as books are $18.00/each and are available for pick up at The Federation building.
This event is free, but we would appreciate your consideration of a donation to The Jewish Federation’s STRONGER TOGETHER: Coronavirus Relief Fund to help people who are impacted by this crisis. To make a contribution, please visit jfedsrq.org/relief. For more information about the event and/or the Heller CRC, contact Jessi Sheslow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941.552.6300.
Sponsor: Sponsored by the Heller CRC at The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee