Jewish Flyers in the World War by Felix A Theilhaber, edited by Elimor Makevet and Dr Dieter Gröschel.
Published by Cross and Cockade International, 2019.
256 pp £25.00 https://www.crossandcockade.com/store/Product.asp?cat=51&id=760
In 1924, at the height of a public defamation campaign blaming German Jews as shirkers and saboteurs in connection with Germany’s defeat in World War One, a book titled Jüdische Flieger im Weltkrieg (Jewish Flyers in the World War) was published in Germany. The Jewish Flyers book told the story and related the exploits of an elite group included in the ranks of the German-Jewish soldiers who fought for Germany. It reported the names of more than 120 flyers (i.e. pilots, observers, aerial gunners and flyers of other specialties) who had volunteered for this pioneering and hazardous branch of combat service. This commemorative work is now republished as a revised and annotated English edition. A comprehensive and updated List appended to the new book duly reports by name well over 200 known German-Jewish flyers of WW1 and furnishes details of their military service and of the lives and fates of those who survived the war