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Born in Berlin, fighting for the Allies [VIDEO]

by JewishJournal.com

November 9, 2009 | 8:04 pm

Born in Berlin, JewishJournal.com’s Tom Tugend moved with his family to the U.S., where he enlisted to fight the Germans in WWII. 

From CNN.com:

For Thomas Tugend, there was no doubt which side he was fighting for as a young infantryman in Europe in World War II. Actually, the choice was made for him in 1933, when he was just a child.

Born in Germany, Tugend lived a comfortable, upper-middle class life in Berlin. His father, Gustav, was a loyal and patriotic German who had fought in World War I and was a decorated officer in the German army.

He was also a successful doctor, leaving Thomas with few worries during his childhood in Berlin. Like many of his schoolmates, Thomas was an avid soccer player who gave little thought to the political storm brewing around him.

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