Ritchie Boys

The Ritchie Boys was a US special military intelligence unit in World War II comprising mainly German-speaking immigrants to the USA. They were predominantly Jews, most of whom had fled Nazi persecution. They were primarily utilised for interrogation of prisoners on the front lines and counter-intelligence in Europe because of their knowledge of the German language and culture.

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... The Ritchie Boys consisted of approximately 9,000 young Germans and Austrians, who were mostly Jewish, and who had escaped from their countries of birth and ... the Military Intelligence Training Center at Camp Ritchie in Maryland, now officially known as Fort Ritchie ... After the US declared war on Germany, the Ritchie Boys became a decisive weapon for the Allied powers ...

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