The Spy Behind Home Plate

The story of Moe Berg, the US spy who wanted to be sent to Israel

June 27, 2019 14:38
The Spy Behind Home Plate

The poster for the documentary film ‘The Spy Behind Home Plate’ about Moe Berg, the enigmatic Jewish catcher during baseball’s Golden Age who joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) to spy for the US on the Nazis’ atomic bomb program. The movie opened at cinemas across the US on May 24. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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Like his enigmatic life, Moe Berg’s death is also shrouded in mystery. In some books, articles and other testimonies, it is claimed that he had asked that when he dies, his ashes be spread over Jerusalem.


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