Professor Leah Garrett speaks about her recent publication, X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II. X Troop follows the real stories of the eponymous X Troop, a secret commando unit of young Jewish refugees who were trained in counterintelligence and advanced combat to deliver decisive blows against the Nazis. Acclaimed scholar Leah Garrett draws on extensive original research, including interviews with the last surviving members of the X Troop unit.
Leah Garrett is the director of the Jewish Studies Center and director of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Hunter College. She has published four books in Jewish literary history including her most recent, Young Lions: How Jewish Authors Reinvented the American War Novel, which won the 2017 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award for modern Jewish history and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award.
Sponsor: The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life