The Ritchie Boys: Secret Heroes
to 5 PM
211 North Record Street , Suite 100 , Dallas, TX
$6 - $8
Start date: Monday, June 18, 2012
End Date: Monday, August 27, 2012
The Ritchie Boys were a group of young, mostly Jewish, mostly German and Austrian boys who had immigrated to the United States. They were drafted into the United States Army, often after first being rejected as “enemy aliens,” and were trained at Camp Ritchie, the Military Intelligence Training Center, in Maryland.
They were there because they knew German language, culture, and mentality better than most American-born soldiers. Their existence was a well-kept secret and, to this day, the exploits and strategic importance of the Ritchie Boys is virtually unknown. This is the first exhibit telling the tales of these brave newcomers to America and how their willingness to join the fight against their homelands helped save the world from the scourge of Nazi terror.
The Ritchie Boys became a decisive weapon for the Allies, assigned mostly throughout the European Theater. Some entered Europe before D-Day (June 6, 1944). They became a primary source of intelligence about German troops, weaponry, equipment, and strategic plans.
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