Skip to comments.The Jews who fought for Hitler: 'We did not help the Germans. We had a common enemy
Posted on 03/15/2014 9:26:00 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen
n September 1941, a medical officer performed a deed so heroic he was awarded an Iron Cross by the German high command. With little regard for his own safety, and in the face of heavy Soviet shelling, Major Leo Skurnik, a district doctor who had once fostered ambitions of becoming a concert pianist, organised the evacuation of a field hospital on the Finnish-Russian border, saving the lives of more than 600 men, including members of the SS. Skurnik was far from the only soldier to be awarded the Iron Cross during the Second World War. More than four million people received the decoration. But there was one fact about him that makes the recommendation remarkable: he was Jewish. And Skurnik was not the only Jew fighting on the side of the Germans. More than 300 found themselves in league with the Nazis when Finland, who had a mutual enemy in the Soviet Union, joined the war in June 1941.
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Such a misleading headline.
They fought for their country - Finland.
Not creepy at all: http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/righit.html
This isn’t misleading: http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/righit.html
Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers:
Lives of Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers: Untold Tales of Men of Jewish Descent Who Fought for the Third Reich: http://www.amazon.com/Lives-Hitlers-Jewish-Soldiers-Descent/dp/0700616381/ref=pd_sim_b_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=01ETKWCXXT5GF3N2STMS
...and my Dine' family fighting in the war for the very same country that tried to exterminate them.
They fought for their country- Finland.
Yes this is right. Russia attacked Finland in 1939. At that time Russia had just previously signed a non-aggression pact with Germany. Nothing to do with old Adolf. I believe it was a territorial land grab. As you will know, the Finns got the better of the Russians, but had to cede about ten percent of land to the Soviets.
I remember the English evening newspaper in 1939 with a large picture of wooden buildings aflame and dark figures running to and fro. I was informed that it was a city called Helsinki (Finland). As a child, I wondered at the wickedness of such acts.
Soon to find out civilian bombing was to arrive closer to home.