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Jews in U-boat service?
Posted by: Lili Marlene ()
Date: November 27, 2005 08:47PM

I'm trying to research a highly controversial issue of family history...we know that we had relatives fighting on both sides in WWI, and we know that many Jews served in the infantry, etc., but there are rumors/family stories that a great-uncle served as a junior officer on a u-boat during WWI!

Does anyone know anything about Jews in the imperial U-boat service? I'm just wondering generally how Jews were treated in the Imperial navy...if they never made it into the officers ranks, then it wouldn't really be worth my time trying to find his name amongst the volumes of individuals who served (everyone in the family spelled their name 3-4 different ways). He wasn't 1/2, 1/4 etc, so his Jewishness wouldn't have been "politely ignored or overlooked". Any reading suggestions would be greatly appreciated, just for general interest in the subject.
Thanks very much, I love this website so much, I hope I get a membership as a gift :-)

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Jews in U-boat service? Lili Marlene 11/27/2005 08:47PM
Re: Jews in U-boat service? MCE 11/28/2005 12:27AM
Re: Jews in U-boat service? ROBERT M. 12/07/2005 05:21AM
Re: Jews in U-boat service? JJ 04/06/2018 08:35AM
Re: Jews in U-boat service? Brad Golding 11/29/2005 05:04AM
Re: Jews in U-boat service? kurt 12/01/2005 04:10PM
Re: Jews in U-boat service? Robert Murphy 12/03/2005 08:32AM
Re: Jews in U-boat service? Helmut 12/07/2005 02:30AM
Re: Jews in U-boat service? Helmut 12/07/2005 12:48PM
Re: Jews in U-boat service? ROBERT M. 12/08/2005 12:42PM
Re: Jews in U-boat service? Helmut 12/08/2005 03:31PM
Re: Jews in U-boat service? ROBERT M. 12/09/2005 03:14PM
Re: Jews in U-boat service? Helmut 12/09/2005 04:49PM
Re: Jews in U-boat service? Helmut 12/09/2005 05:28PM


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