Live From The Archives: GI Jews

Live From The Archives Past Episode!

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 2:00 pm

Over 500,000 American Jews fought in WWII, and the experience transformed the soldiers as well as the broader American Jewish community. At the archive, we'll explore artifacts---dog tags, prayer books, chaplains' "to-go" kits used for services in the field. We'll also draw on the expertise of historian Deborah Dash Moore, author of GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation. Director of Collections Melanie Meyers will reveal the 83,000 cards created by the National Jewish Welfare Board, some of which might have information about your relatives, and share the unexpected surprises and nuances of archival history that make this collection unique, and significant.

The LIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES series has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor

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