GI Jews. Unlike GI Joes, it’s not a term commonly used when speaking about members of the military. But it is the attention-grabbing title of a new feature-length documentary focusing on the more than 550,000 American Jews — men and women — who served their country during World War II.
The 90-minute documentary, “GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II,” is set to air nationwide on PBS stations this Wednesday, April 11, on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day. It was produced and directed by award-winning documentarian Lisa Ades (“Miss America,” “New York,” “The Donner Party”) and is based on a 2004 book by Deborah Dash Moore, who acted as a consulting producer.
TVWeek Open Mic writer Hillary Atkin went in-depth about the project in an interview with Ades — please click here to read her insightful report and to see a clip from the documentary.