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The 87th Company, the Pioneer Corps

ByMoses Jakob Kasser

History books tend to describe what happened, but the thoughts, feelings and the day-to-day details are missing. This book fills a little of the gap at least as far as the German Jews who served in the Pioneer Corps in the Second World War are concerned. Moses Jakob Kasser volunteered to serve in the British army and was placed in the 87th Company of the Alien Pioneer Corps together with a number of other Jewish volunteers with a German background. This book also contains copies of some of his correspondence (draft letters, letters, postcards, and airgraphs) in their original language (English, German, Hebrew and Yiddish) providing a treasure trove of material for further research. This book also describes a number of incidents including what happened after the official Jewish Chaplain had the audacity to repeat his previous year’s Yom Kippur sermon on the following Rosh Hashanah and accidently omitted a page without noticing, while his audience did and that led to some ‘fighting in Britain’.

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Publication Date
Dec 6, 2013
Language
English
ISBN
9781304688927
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Moses Jakob Kasser

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Format
EPUB

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