WWII

Jefferson Exchange | June 5, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Thu June 5, 2014

"A Higher Call" In The Sky

Credit Penguin Books

Adam Makos recounts the story of the German pilot who did NOT shoot an American bomber out of the sky.

Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler shared a skill: they were both pilots trained in warfare. 

World War II made them enemies, and an incident in December 1943 brought them physically close. 

Stigler had the upper hand, and could have shot Brown's plane out of the sky. 

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Jefferson Exchange | September 23, 2013
3:28 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

From Schindler's List: "The Boy On The Wooden Box"

Credit Simon and Schuster

Daniel Leyson remembers his father.

Anybody who had not heard of "Schindler's List" got to know the story through the Steven Spielberg film of the same name.

Oskar Schindler saved more than 1200 Jews from Nazi death camps by putting them to work in his factory. 

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