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Documentary – 2017 | 84 minutes
Director: Lisa Ades
Community Partner: Dallas Jewish Historical Society
This fascinating documentary tells the extraordinary experiences 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. They narrate how they fought for their nation and their brethren in Europe, while at the same time struggling with anti-Semitism within their ranks. After years of struggle, they emerged transformed, more powerfully American and more deeply Jewish.
Lisa Ades is a documentary filmmaker who has produced and directed films for PBS and cable television for more than 20 years. She completed a 7-part series on the history of the Jews of Syria for The Sephardic Heritage Museum in Brooklyn, NY.