If you escaped Nazi Germany before the war, it’s hard to imagine choosing to go back. About Face, Jewish Refugee Soldiers in the Allied Forces is a new documentary that tells the story of young Jewish men and women who escaped near-certain death at the hands of the Nazis and returned to fight them in Europe and North Africa. Told via the recollections of these brave men and women, the film chronicles the journey from Nazi victim, to refugee, and finally, to soldiers and spies. The film was directed by UW-Madison alum Steve Karras, who joined 8 O’Clock Buzz host Jonathan Zarov on the show.
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