The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College, in partnership with the Berkshire Museum, will present a live program on "The Ritchie Boys: America's Jewish Secret Weapon During World War II" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, via Zoom.

The program will feature Al Treidel, the son of one of the "Ritchie Boys," who provided roughly two-thirds of the human intelligence used against the Nazis. Information about the Ritchie Boys was declassified about 10 years ago. 

Admission is $15, $10 for OLLI at BCC and Berkshire Museum members, and free for BCC students, youth 17 and under, and those holding WIC, EBT/SNAP, or ConnectorCare cards.

Register at or call 413-236-2190.

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989. She can be reached at