The immigrant who saved the day

Friday, Feb. 9, 1945


Lt Ernest Kaufman, an American lieutenant who grew up in Germany and swam in the German Roer River as a boy, was able to warn the Allied high command that the Nazis planned to unleash the river’s flood waters on our advancing troops. There’s no love lost between Lt. Kaufman and his former countrymen. They locked him up in Buchenwald concentration camp until American friends got him released. When/if this war finally ends, immigrants such as Kaufman will help keep the US safe. We will never be caught napping again! Brigadier General William J. Donovan, director of the office of strategic services, wants to set up a super spy agency. It will be a general intelligence agency that outranks all existing federal police and intelligence services – even the FBI. It will have the authority to spy on enemies as well as neighbors and friends throughout the world. We’ve got the manpower, too, in our many immigrants.

Light the Sabbath candles.

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