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Berga: Soldiers of Another War
Stories of Berga What Would You Do? Timeline & Maps Berga and Beyond War Crimes
Intro Part I. Identity Part II. Escape Part III. Sabotage Part IV. Death March
Part I. Identity -- Are You Jewish?Captured soldiers
Part I. Identity -- Are You Jewish?
Though the atrocities that the Nazis had been perpetrating against the Jews of Europe were not unknown to the American soldiers -- the world was well aware of the anti-Semitism that pervaded the Nazi regime -- the scale of the Holocaust was not largely revealed until after the war. Thus, the soldiers at Stalag IX-B (Bad Orb) were hardly cognizant of the menace that their captors' request for religious identification implied.

Still, the word spread through the ranks that Jewish G.I.s should keep their religious affiliation to themselves. Yet Nazi officals threatened to kill random men if the group were not to comply.

Captured soldier

Question: Are You Jewish? Answer:
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