Ritchie Boys (2006)
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This is a film with a story we have not seen before, a story about American troops so unusual it needed a German director to ferret it out.
Still witty and eloquent, these cerebral boys became the haunted men who do their best to share their experiences with us, even as they know we'll never truly understand.
This documentary, named for a military boot camp in Maryland, tells of a group of Jewish immigrants who fled Germany for the United States in the years of the Nazi buildup.
The horror of war gets gently upstaged by the wit and wisdom of the vets interviewed in this solid WWII doc.
A compelling account of German émigrés trained to infiltrate and fight their former countrymen.
Audience Reviews for Ritchie Boys
"The Ritchie Boys" is a little know compelling story of courage, cunning with brief flashes of humor and pathos. Trained in Camp Ritchie in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Maryland, a group of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany were able to serve our country in a unique and fascinating way. Excellent editing of new and historic footage, coupled with extraordinary storytelling by the Ritchie Boys themselves are the hallmarks of this important documentary which should take its place among the important cinematic records of the Holocaust.
If your a historian of WW2, you must see this documentary. A fascinating side of the war that I never knew about.
A powerful and fascinating documentary, it tends to be a little slow moving, but the archive footage is outstanding. Moving and very well made.
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