The Secret U.S. Facility Where Jewish Soldiers Interrogated Nazis

New Netflix documentary ‘Camp Confidential: America’s Secret Nazis’ tells the remarkable story of PO Box 1142. The film’s Israeli directors, Daniel Sivan and Mor Loushy, explain why so few people know this story

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An illustration from "Camp Confidential: America's Secret Nazis."
An illustration from "Camp Confidential: America's Secret Nazis."Credit: NETFLIX

It could be the plot of a dystopian novel: In a classified World War II military intelligence facility near Washington D.C., young Jewish refugees – some of whom had fled from Germany just months earlier – are charged with guarding and interrogating Nazi scientific masterminds. Ultimately, the secrets these refugees-turned-U.S. soldiers manage to extract from their prisoners will help the Allies win the war. 

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