GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II Documentary & Preview Screening

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GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II will premiere on Nine PBS on April 11 at 9:00 p.m.

The 90-minute documentary spotlights the little-known story of the more than 550,000 Jewish Americans who served their country in all branches of the military during World War II. Filmmaker Lisa Ades brings the struggles of these brave men and women to life through first-hand experiences that reveal their global fight against fascism and their more personal war to liberate loved ones in Europe.

The film features fresh interviews with Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Henry Kissinger, the late Bea Cohen and others. After years of battle, these pioneering servicemen and women emerged transformed: more profoundly American, more deeply Jewish, and determined to continue the fight for equality and tolerance at home.

Preview Screening

The Nine Network, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, will host a preview screening and conversation/panel discussion of the film in Nine’s Monsanto Studio on April 8 at 2:00 p.m. This event is free, but registration is required.

Related Content

A local story related to the subject will appear on Living St. Louis April 9 at 9:00 p.m.

Local support for is made possible in part by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, St. Louis Community Foundation, William T. Kemper Foundation, Kranzberg Family Charitable Foundation, and the Millstone Foundation.


National funding by Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.