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Shirer was one of “Murrow’s Boys,” a group of correspondents hired by… [More] Edward R. Murrow who covered the events prior to and during World War II. Shirer’s post was Berlin, where he broadcast stories about the rise of the Nazis. He actually provided live coverage of the French surrendering to Hitler in 1940. His greatest claim to fame was as author of “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.” [Less]
1904: Leopold Trepper
A Jewish James Bond, Trepper was born in Poland. During World War II he organized and ran one of the most… [More] famous espionage rings in history, The Red Orchestra. Operating in France in 1940, the ring penetrated German intelligence and was able to provide the Soviets with detailed information about the impending invasion of Russia by Germany. Unfortunately, Stalin refused to believe the warnings. Members of the Red Orchestra were captured in 1942. Trepper escaped and hid until the liberation of Paris in 1944. When he returned to Moscow, he was arrested along with thousands of others who had fought the Nazis and spent ten years in prison. Eventually he moved to Israel, where he died in 1982. [Less]
1965: Michael Dell
Born to a Texan-Jewish family, Michael Dell is considered the 44th richest person in the world by… [More] Forbes. Most of his money comes from Dell, Inc., of which he is the founder, chairman, and CEO. He owns approximately 12 percent of the company. [Less]