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National Museum of American Jewish Military History(NMAJMH)

1811 R Street Northwest

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Documentary film GI Jews: Jewish Americans in WWII screens as part of the Washington Jewish Film Festival on May 6th at 6:20 pm at the Edlavitch DCJCC. After the film, come tour the museum at 1811 R ST NW and meet filmmakers, interview subjects and WWII veterans.

550,000 Jewish American men and women served in World War II. Lisa Ades’ GI Jews: Jewish Americans in WWII is a loving ode to their memory.

Like all American soldiers, they fought against fascism, but also waged a more personal fight—to save their brethren in Europe. In their own words, veterans both unknown and famous (among them Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Henry Kissinger) bring their war experiences to life. 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.

The National Museum of American Jewish Military History, under the auspices of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A., documents and preserves the contributions of Jewish Americans to the peace and freedom of the United States, educates the public concerning the courage, heroism and sacrifices made by Jewish Americans who served in the armed forces, and works to combat anti-Semitism.

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