The Brigade by Howard Blum
An Epic Story of Vengeance, Salvation, and World War II

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November 1944. The British government finally agrees to send a brigade of 5,000 Jewish volunteers from Palestine to Europe to fight the German army. But when the war ends and the soldiers witness firsthand the horrors their people have suffered in the concentration camps, the men launch a brutal and calculating campaign of vengeance, forming secret squads to identify, locate, and kill Nazi officers in hiding. Their own ferocity threatens to overwhelm them until a fortuitous encounter with an orphaned girl sets the men on a course of action—rescuing Jewish war orphans and transporting them to Palestine—that will not only change their lives but also help create a nation and forever alter the course of world history.

 

About Howard Blum

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HOWARD BLUM is the author of the New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award winner American Lightning, as well as such bestsellers as Wanted!, The Gold Exodus, and Gangland. He is currently a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. While at the New York Times, he was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published October 8, 2008 by HarperCollins e-books. 356 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Travel. Non-fiction

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They wonder about their families, who lived in countries formerly occupied by Germany, and blame themselves for not being there to save their parents.That sorrow quickly turns to anger, however, and once the war is over the brigade seeks vengeance.

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Finally, in 1944, the Jewish Brigade entered the fight, representing the only regular fighting force of Jews at the cruelest moment in the history of the Jewish people.

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On September 19, 1944, the British War Office finally gave their approval for the formation of a Jewish Brigade.

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