Israel Honors U.S. Soldier For Protecting Jewish POWs In 1945

Unwilling to point out the Jews in his company Edmonds took a stand against racism at his own risk and saved Jewish POWs from likely execution.  Son says. “He took a moral stand, and my father is a hero”.  The Edmonds family is being honored by Yad V’Shem Holocaust Museum in Israel.

 

Germans at a Nazi camp demanded that Jewish POWs identify themselves, Roddie Edmonds — the highest-ranking American there — ordered every soldier to step forward. “We are all Jews,” he said.

 

Source: U.S. Soldier Honored Posthumously For Protecting Jewish POWs In 1945 : The Two-Way : NPR

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