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
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
Holocaust Museum & Learning Center
St. Louis Public Library
Jewish War Veterans