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Losses and Triumphs: WWII Through a Jewish Lens

Film Screening of G.I. Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II

Sunday, June 2nd  

Doors open at 1:00 PM, Program at 2:00 PM

Central Library Auditorium

 

Talk by Deborah Dash Moore, author of G.I. Jews, followed by M.S. St. Louis Vigil

Thursday, June 6th

Doors open at 5:30 PM, Program at 6:30 PM

Soldiers Memorial

 

June 6, 2019 will mark two significant anniversaries: the 80th anniversary of the voyage of the M.S. St. Louis, the German passenger ship turned away from American shores and with it, the return of nearly one thousand Jews to Nazi-occupied Europe; and the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history and the foundations of the Allied victory on the Western Front in World War II. Join us as we remember the losses and the triumphs of the Second World War through a Jewish lens.

To commemorate these historic moments, there will be two events that will be free and open to the public. On June 2nd at the Central Library Auditorium, there will be a screening of the film G.I. Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II.  On June 6th Deborah Dash Moore, author of the book GI Jews, will give a book talk and lead a vigil to remember the brave soldiers from St. Louis who fought in Normandy as well as the fate of the 254 Jewish M.S. St. Louis passengers murdered in the Holocaust after they were denied asylum.

The M.S. St. Louis reminds us of what happens when we close our hearts and D-Day shows us of what we can accomplish when we come together.

 

These events are sponsored by:

Missouri History Museum

Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis

Soldiers Memorial

Holocaust Museum & Learning Center

St. Louis Public Library

Jewish War Veterans

  • The JCRC is a beneficiary organization of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis

    The JCRC is a beneficiary organization of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis

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