American WWII vet becomes first soldier honored for saving Jews

Daily News Article - December 4, 2015


1. How did the Nazis treat Allied Jewish soldiers differently than other POWs during WWII?

2. What were American soldiers warned to do about Jewish soldiers who were captured?

3. What does it mean to be designated "Righteous Among the Nations?"

4. For what actions is Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds being posthumously recognized as "Righteous Among the Nations?"

5. What is unique about Sgt. Edmonds being awarded this honor?

6. How did Sgt. Edmonds’ son discover the story of his father’s heroism?

7. a) How does Sgt. Edmonds’ story inspire you? Explain your answer.
b) What two words would you use to describe Sgt. Edmonds’ response to the Nazi POW camp commander? Explain your answer.
c) What do you think of Sgt. Edmonds for not telling this story to even his family? (What kind of man do you think he was?) Explain your answer.