St. Louis-based PBS station Nine Network of Public Media uses national programs like GI JEWS: Jewish Americans in World War II to bring local context and storytelling to achieve the positive outcomes only possible through successful engagement of local communities.
Rabbi in the Red Cross
In 1933, St. Louis Rabbi Ferdinand Isserman sounded some of the earliest warnings about the rise of Adolf Hitler. When World War II broke out, Isserman volunteered to serve American troops in North Africa with the Red Cross.
Funded by the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, the GI JEWS: Jewish Americans in World War II National Production and Community Engagement Initiative seeks to build awareness, enthusiasm and utilization of the film through the production of local companion content and community engagement events.