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"GI Jews: Jewish Americans in WWII": Screening and Discussion

black and white photo of many WWII soldiers looking at the camera

(2017, dir Lisa Ades, USA, 87 min)

Over half a million Jews joined every branch of the military and saw action on all fronts during WWII, uprooted from their working- and middle-class neighborhoods. In this groundbreaking  feature documentary for broadcast on national public television, Jewish veterans bring their unique and profound war experiences to life—how they fought, struggled with anti-Semitism, and emerged transformed.

Co-sponsored by Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival.

Introduction by Catherine Portuges (UMass).

The director Lisa Ades and the writer Maia Harris will be present for discussion.

*note: an additional screening sponsored by Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival will be held at 7:00pm Monday, March 26, Springfield Jewish Community Center, Goldstein Auditorium, 1160 Dickinson Street.