May 12, 2022
Author and Jewish historian Leah Garrett shares the powerful but little-known story at the heart of X Troop, her newest book, about a group of Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe, tapped to become clandestine commandos and counterintelligence agents for the British Army during World War II.
A professor and Director of Jewish Studies at Hunter College, Garrett also discusses her painful decision to resign from the trade union that represents the faculty of the City University of New York after it adopted a virulently antisemitic resolution denouncing Israel, the battle she continues to fight with the union, and how the experience has changed her Jewish identity.
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By Leah Garrett:
- X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos Who Helped Defeat the Nazis
- Young Lions: How Jewish Authors Reinvented the American War Novel
- I resigned from the CUNY union because of its antisemitism
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