History Detectives

Toy Soldiers Reveal a Mysterious Past

Clip: Season 10 Episode 5 | 15m 35s

Growing up in Detroit during WWII, Jim played toy soldiers with his best friend, Fritz. The toys they played with bared a special mark “Lineol – Germany.” Jim vividly remembers on a summer afternoon in 1943 hearing a newspaper boy yell “Extra! Nazi spy ring broken in Detroit!” Fritz’s family soon moved away and Jim never saw him again. Was Fritz’s father a Nazi spy? Jim asks Eduardo to find out.

Aired: 08/06/12

Rating: NR

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