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Jewish Refugees Aid U.S. Army’s Psychological Warfare Against Germans at Front


Benno Frank, former director of the Habina Theatre in Berlin and in Palestine, is now one of a group of Jewish refugees attached to a psychological warfare unit of the United States Army preparing front-line propaganda for German soldiers and civilians.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent, arriving here today from Paris, discovered that the unit is composed mostly of Jews who were driven from Germany by the Nazi regime. The group, engaged in preparing radio broadcasts to Germany and in writing leaflets which are dropped over Germany, includes Hans Burger, theatre and film director from Prague who worked for Hollywood before entering the army; Oscar Seidlin an expert on Goethe and a former staff member of the Frankfurt Zeitung who taught at Smith College in Northampton, Mass.; and Joseph Wechsberg, a Prague Jew who has written for the New Yorker magazine.

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