Jewish Americans in World War II
Upper Valley Screening
Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 PM
Flavin Auditorium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Lower Valley Screening
Monday, March 26, 7:00 PM
Goldstein Auditorium, Springfield JCC, Springfield
GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II is the first feature-length documentary to tell 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.
March 21: Introduction by Catherine Portuges, Professor Emerita at UMass Amherst. Q&A with director Lisa Ades and writer Maia Harris.
March 26: Q&A with director Lisa Ades and writer Maia Harris. Moderated by James Young, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus and Founding Director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst.
Official Selection, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival
Documentary | 2018 | 87 minutes
USA | English
Directed by Lisa Ades