IMMIGRATION: The Masquerader

By the time he was 27, tiny (5 ft. 3 in.), Hamburg-born Reinhold Wilhelm Johannes Pabel was a tough little article. He had served two tours with Hitler's armies on the Russian front, had been wounded, and rushed back into combat as a sergeant of Rommel's famed Afrika Korps. He had survived the German retreat from Sicily by swimming a mile to shore after his boat was sunk in the Strait of Messina, and had been badly wounded again and finally captured by U.S. forces near the Volturno River in Italy.

When he...

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