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.
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