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Deborah Dash Moore, Vassar College: GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation
Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 7:00pm

Over half a million Jews entered the US armed forces during the Second World War. From confronting pork chops to enduring front-line combat, from the temporary solace of Jewish worship to harrowing encounters with death camp survivors, we come to understand how these soldiers wrestled with what it meant to be an American and a Jew. Moore shows how military service in World War II transformed this generation of Jews, reshaping Jewish life in America and abroad. Drawn from her recent book, the lecture will be presented at the annual meetings of the American Jewish Committee.

The event will be held at PSU's Smith Memorial Student Union, room 296. The lecture is organized by the Judaic Studies program at PSU and is free and open to the public.