Correspondence with Jewish soldiers
Tens of thousands of Jewish soldiers fought against the Nazis in various military settings. Refugees from Poland who reached the USSR established two military units in conjunction with the Red Army. Young men from Palestine enlisted in a brigade under the British flag. Most Jewish soldiers, however, served in the Red Army and with the Allied forces. In the correspondence that took place between soldiers and their families and friends, one senses the passion with which they went into battle to avenge themselves of the Nazis. Others wrote from PoW camps, expressing their yearnings and asking for parcels containing necessities that they were lacking. After the war, soldiers of the Jewish Brigade were dispatched to newly liberated Europe and reported what they saw in their letters.