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The Resource Return to the Reich : a Holocaust refugee's secret mission to defeat the Nazis, Eric Lichtblau

Return to the Reich : a Holocaust refugee's secret mission to defeat the Nazis, Eric Lichtblau

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Return to the Reich : a Holocaust refugee's secret mission to defeat the Nazis
Title
Return to the Reich
Title remainder
a Holocaust refugee's secret mission to defeat the Nazis
Statement of responsibility
Eric Lichtblau
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The remarkable story of Fred Mayer, a German-born Jew who escaped Nazi Germany only to return as an American commando on a secret mission behind enemy lines. Growing up in Germany, Freddy Mayer witnessed the Nazis' rise to power. When he was sixteen, his family made the decision to flee to the United States--they were among the last German Jews to escape, in 1938. In America, Freddy tried enlisting the day after Pearl Harbor, only to be rejected as an "enemy alien" because he was German. He was soon recruited to the OSS, the country's first spy outfit before the CIA. Freddy, joined by Dutch Jewish refugee Hans Wynberg and Nazi defector Franz Weber, parachuted into Austria as the leader of Operation Greenup, meant to deter Hitler's last stand. He posed as a Nazi officer and a French POW for months, dispatching reports to the OSS via Hans, holed up with a radio in a nearby attic. The reports contained a goldmine of information, provided key intelligence about the Battle of the Bulge, and allowed the Allies to bomb twenty Nazi trains. On the verge of the Allied victory, Freddy was captured by the Gestapo and tortured and waterboarded for days. Remarkably, he persuaded the Nazi commander for the region to surrender, completing one of the most successful OSS missions of the war. Based on years of research and interviews with Mayer himself, whom the author was able to meet only months before his death at the age of ninety-four, Return to the Reich is an eye-opening, unforgettable narrative of World War II heroism"--
  • "The remarkable story of Fred Mayer, a German-born Jew who escaped Nazi Germany only to return as an American commando on a secret mission behind enemy lines"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lichtblau, Eric
Dewey number
  • 940.54/8673092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.S8
LC item number
M337 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mayer, Frederick
  • United States
  • Spies
  • Jews
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Espionage, American
  • Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany)
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • HISTORY / Holocaust
Label
Return to the Reich : a Holocaust refugee's secret mission to defeat the Nazis, Eric Lichtblau
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1080245757
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781328528537
Lccn
2019009834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1080245757
Label
Return to the Reich : a Holocaust refugee's secret mission to defeat the Nazis, Eric Lichtblau
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1080245757
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781328528537
Lccn
2019009834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1080245757

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