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Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:36 PM

New PBS: GI Jews, Jewish Americans in World War II (2018)



Documentary story of more than 550,000 Jewish American men and women who served in World War II including Carl Reiner, J.D. Salinger, Mel Brooks, Henry Kissinger and others. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gi-jews/

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Reply New PBS: GI Jews, Jewish Americans in World War II (2018) (Original post)
appalachiablue Apr 2018 OP
Anon-C Apr 2018 #1
appalachiablue Apr 2018 #2
Red Pest Apr 2018 #3
appalachiablue Apr 2018 #4
mountain grammy Apr 2018 #5
tomhagen Apr 2018 #6

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:42 PM

1. To destroy Nazis and Save the World!

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Response to Anon-C (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 11:26 PM

2. Amen, finish Nazis and Fascism once and for all this time!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 12:08 AM

3. My late father-in-law was one of the 550,000

He helped to liberate Dachau. He shared some of his stories and pictures with me. His pictures matched those on display in Dachau (I visited Dachau in 1999). Never forget!

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Response to Red Pest (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 12:37 AM

4. Glad your fil shared his WWII experiences and memorabilia with you.

This new PBS program is needed to expand people's knowledge of the war and the participation of American Jews in particular.

My father, age 24, 1st Lieut. was also at the Dachua liberation in spring 1945, after his anti-aircraft artillery unit with the 7th Army crossed the Rhine in late March. He gave me some mementoes in college when I returned from a trip to Europe- SS patches, lapel insignia, and pins. I've studied German, spent time in Munich and have seen Nuremburg and Salzburg but not Dachau which I need to do.

Years ago I obtained the Bronze Star Dad was awarded for action in combat. Unfortunately we didn't ever discuss the war much and he passed too young in the 1980s. Most of what I know is from my mother who went with him for OCS training and then waited while he was overseas. My gratitude for all the Allies' endurance and sacrifice then is immense.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 01:06 AM

5. My mother joined the Women Marines in 1943

She was 31 and single and never lived anywhere except Brooklyn, NY.. She spend several years before 1943 trying to get Jews out of Poland, where her parents had immigrated from in 1910. She said a few of her friends didn't wait for America to get int the war, and joined British military.

Thanks for posting.

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