GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II

Accomplished director Lisa Ades (Miss America) tells the profound and rousing story of 550,000 brave men and women who were active participants in the fight against Hitler, bigotry. Many were immigrants who had family in Europe and who earned their American citizenship by shedding blood. Like all Americans, they battled fascism, but they also participated on a more personal front—to save their fellow Jews. Speaking on camera are “the greatest generation” of Jewish-Americans, including Ed Koch and writer/directors Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner. After years of struggle, the survivors emerged transformed, more profoundly American and more deeply Jewish, determined to continue the fight for equality and tolerance at home.

Q&A with filmmaker Lisa Ades

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, March 25, 2018
Times: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
Presenter Phone: 9147475555
Presenter Website: https://burnsfilmcenter.org/

Sponsor Message

The Westchester Jewish Film Festival is sponsored by AJC Westchester/Fairfield.