Two recent books have offered new insights into the remarkable exploits and achievements of the ‘Dunera Boys’. Leah Garrett’s X Troop recounts the story of a secret commando group made up of Jewish refugees in Australia and elsewhere, who returned to Europe to liberate concentration camps. The Passenger, a lost novel by Ulrich Boschwitz, a Dunera Boy, describes the descending cloak of Nazi atrocities in Germany, and has been translated and published to universal acclaim. Sarah Krasnostein and Gideon Haigh discuss the enduring legacy of the Dunera Boys.
Jonathan Pearlman (moderator), Sarah Krasnostein, Gideon Haigh