A Documentary Directed by Lisa Ades, Produced by Amanda Bonavita, and Written by Maia Harris
Featuring a post-screening Q&A with Lisa Ades, Professor Deborah Dash Moore, and Elihu Rose
AJHS is proud to present this special NYC Premiere Screening prior to its national distribution on PBS.
GI JEWS: Jewish Americans in World War II is a feature-length documentary for national public television that tells 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, tracks 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.