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Comrades Betrayed: Jewish World War I Veterans under Hitler

Michael Geheran


At the end of 1941, six weeks after the mass deportations of Jews from Nazi Germany had begun, Gestapo offices across the Reich received an urgent telex from Adolf Eichmann, decreeing that all war-wounded and decorated Jewish veterans of World War I be exempted from upcoming “evacuations.” Why this was so, and how Jewish veterans at least initially were able to avoid the fate of ordinary Jews under the Nazis, is the subject of this book. The same values that compelled Jewish soldiers to demonstrate bravery in the front lines in World War I made it impossible for them to accept passively, perse ... More

Keywords: Nazi Germany, Jews, deportation, Jewish veterans, Jewish soldiers, World War I, Nazi persecution, Third Reich, extermination camps, Final Solution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501751011
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501751011.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Geheran, author
United States Military Academy