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Saturday, February 16 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation

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Military service in World War II transformed a generation of American Jews, taking them out of familiar homes into the armed forces. Although they wore a uniform identical with their fellow soldiers, Jews experienced aspects of the war differently. This session explores some of those points of difference—in politics, religion, culture—and the relevance of antisemitism and the Judeo-Christian tradition in shaping a postwar world. It also looks at how Jews in uniform responded to the Holocaust.

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Deborah Dash Moore

Deborah Dash Moore is the Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History at the University of Michigan and the Director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. A historian of American Jews, she focuses on the twentieth century experience. She is the author of a trilogy: At Home in America (1981), GI Jews (2004), and To the Golden Cities (1994). Most recently, she served as the general editor for City of Promises: A History of the... Read More →

Saturday February 16, 2013 1:45pm - 3:00pm
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