July 16, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
The Health & Aquatic Club, Multipurpose Room
Free for all
Jennifer (Idzi) Greenawalt

It was the perfect revenge. They fled Nazi persecution and came to America, where they entered the U.S. Army during World War II. Because they knew the language and culture of the enemy better than anyone, they were sent to a Maryland military intelligence training center called Camp Ritchie (now Fort Ritchie) and taught to interrogate or wage psychological warfare against the Nazis. History knows them as the Ritchie Boys.

Bernie Lubran, an authority on The Ritchie Boys and the son of a Ritchie Boy, will give us an extraordinary insight into this important part of WWII history with roots in Maryland. He is the President of the Friends of Camp Ritchie, an educational non-profit organization whose purpose is to educate the public about the importance of Camp Ritchie, MD, and the soldiers who trained there during World War II (“The Ritchie Boys”), and help Ritchie Boy family members share stories, photos, and memories.

Please register to reserve your spot in this class.