GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II

Poster for GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II GI JEWS: Jewish Americans in World War II tells the story of the 550,000 Jewish American men and women who fought in World War II. In their own words, veterans both famous and unknown (from Hollywood director Mel Brooks to former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger) bring their war experiences to life: how they fought for for their nation and their people, struggled with anti-Semitism within their ranks, and emerged transformed, more powerfully American and more deeply Jewish.

87 minutes
Lisa Ades

Shown at

  1. 22nd Annual Jewish Film Festival of Dallas - 2018
  2. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  3. Beth Tzedec Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  4. Chicago Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  5. Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  6. Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  7. Hartford Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  8. Jewish Cinema Mississippi - 2019
  9. Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  10. Michiana Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  11. Nashville Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  12. Oklahoma Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  13. Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  14. Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  15. Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  16. Vancouver Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  17. Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  18. Westchester Jewish Film Festival - 2018

1 Response

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    ‘G.I. Jews’ Fought Bigotry At Home, As Well

    Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of American Jewish participation in the U.S. military during World War II is the number of men and women who served. Historian Elihu Rose estimates that “half of all Jewish men old enough” to serve in the various branches of the military did so. It is believed that more than 550,000 American Jews, including about 10,000 women, were part of the war effort, motivated not only out of patriotism but a commitment to save their fellow Jews overseas from being slaughtered.

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