Halina Peabody was a young girl when World War II and the German occupation of Poland turned her life upside down. Her father was imprisoned. She and her mother had to hide their Jewish identity and rely on inner strength, courage, and the compassion of others to survive. She joined host Hannah Belayachi and history professor Dr. Brian Crim to share the human side of what history students learn about the podcast.
Crim, author of “Our Germans: Project Paperclip and the National Security State,” also shares his perspective on how the beginning of the Cold War caused world powers, including the U.S., to give citizenship to Nazi scientists even while European Jews struggled to find humanitarian help after the war.