There is a very enlightening and entertaining documentary entitled "The
Ritchie Boys" who were mostly European refugees who came to the US before
WWII and were recruited to serve in the Army. They were prized for their
intelligence and facility with language, particularly those who spoke German.
Thousands were trained at Camp Ritchie, Maryland and served primarily as
interrogators of German prisoners. Their often clever if not brilliant
techniques and escapades are described by several of these ex-GI's who are
interviewed for the film. Many the refugees who served as GI's died in the
war. These can be traced with the aid of their U.S. military records.
HIRSZFELD, HIRSCHFELD, BUXBAUM, BUCHSBAUM, BUKSBAUM,
Sielec Bienkow, Glinyany, Jaryczow Nowy-GALICIA
MINOFF, MINOWICKI, MINOWITZKI-Brest-Litovsk, Wysokae Litovsk-BELARUS
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