GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II

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Discover the story of the 550,000 brave Jewish Americans who served 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 (director Mel Brooks, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger) and unknown share their war experiences: how they fought for their nation and people, struggled with anti-Semitism within their ranks, and emerged transformed.

Those Who Served in World War II

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Those Who Served in World War II

Bea Abrams Cohen is among the veterans who share their stories in the film. Also see Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Robert M. Morgenthau and other interviewees during their days of World War II service with the U.S. military.

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