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Sunday, January 27, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm | Museum of Flight | Registration Required |  Register: GIJews.eventbrite.com or 206-582-3000.

Presented in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day

With Special Guest - U.S. Army Chaplain (Capt.) Rabbi Michael Harari, Joint Base Lewis McChord.  Join us for a screening of the film, GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II, which tells the profound and unique story of the 550,000 Jewish men and women who served in World War II. Through the eyes of the servicemen and women, the film brings to life the little-known story of Jews in World War II as active participants in the fight against Hitler, bigotry, and intolerance.

Film Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes. 

Praise for GI Jews:

Audience Award for Best Documentary 2018, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival 

“Moving, vivid, important...” - Newsday

“There’s hardly a better way to commemorate Yom Ha’Shoah than to contemplate the sacrifice of more than half a million American Jewish men and women who enlisted to fight Hitler, often facing significant prejudice from their brothers and sisters in arms.” - Tablet

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January 27th
The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides.

 

Photo: From our collection: American soldiers wearing Tallitot for the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, France 1944.