GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II

A Documentary by Lisa Ades

NYC Premiere Screening featuring post-screening Q&A with Lisa Ades, Professor Deborah Dash Moore

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 7:00 pm

Tickets: $10 general ● $7 students/AJHS members/seniors ● $12 at the door

GI JEWS: Jewish Americans in World War II is the first feature-length documentary for national public television to tell the profound and remarkable story of the 550,000 Jewish Americans who served in World War II.

These brave men and women fought for their nation and their people, for America and for Jews worldwide. Like all Americans, they fought against fascism, but they also waged a more personal fight—to save their brethren in Europe. After years of struggle, they emerged transformed, more powerfully American and more deeply Jewish, determined to continue the fight for equality and tolerance at home.

The stories of these brave men and women, told onscreen, can also be discovered in the AJHS Archives. One such collection, the National Jewish Welfare Board-Bureau of War Records, tracking Jewish soldiers and sailors who served in World War II. It also includes surveys of Jewish doctors, dentists, farmers and refugees who served in the United States Armed Forces.