Jewish American Soldiers: WWII Doc

$71,759 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 85 people in 35 months
Glenn Fishkin
on behalf of Steven Russak
Jewish American Soldiers: Stories from WWII tells the stories of Charlotte-area Jewish American World War II veterans. It explores their unique experiences of being Jewish soldiers at a time when Jews were outcasts around the world, including in America.

The documentary, produced by Full Scale Productions, Inc., and Hornet's Nest Jewish War Veterans Post 765 , will be told mainly through first-person interviews, but might include short bits of narration. We will use stock and archival footage to recreate some of the battles and better tell their stories. Poignant recollections and file material will illuminate the way these “Greatest Generation” war heroes and their families were affected by being Jewish during the war.

Hornet's Nest Jewish War Veterans Post 765 , a 501(c)(3), is requesting the money in order to produce this documentary to preserve the heritage and unique wartime experiences of Jewish veterans, and provide an educational resource for our Jewish community and the community- at-large now and for future generations.

When Jewish American Soldiers: Stories from WWII is completed, we will be able to submit it to film festivals and the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project. We will also offer copies at cost to Jewish Community Centers, veterans groups and other organizations around the world.

Part of the mission of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States is: “To preserve the memories and records of patriotic service performed by the men and women of our faith; to honor their memory and shield from neglect the graves of our heroic dead.”

Regardless of the amount raised, we will produce some version of Jewish American Soldiers: Stories from WWII. All donors will be given a supporter credit at the end of the movie. Sponsors donating $10,000 or more will get an Executive Producer credit.

Please remember that your donations are tax deductible. Thank you for contributing to this important film.
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Sgt. William Shemin today receives posthumous WWI Medal of Honor @WhiteHouse ... @POTUS cites discrimination against Jews for delay in recognizing this war hero ... Help us honor WWII @JewishWarVets heroes stories by donating to our campaign ...
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Great week. We're making real progress on telling the stories of these war heroes. We appreciate everyone's participation and look forward to growing the campaign in the weeks to come.
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We are all remembering our fallen war heroes on this Memorial Day. Please show your support by helping us capture the stories of our living veterans in this documentary.
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We have great momentum. Two days of promotion and we've already got great results. Please continue to tell friends, family, acquaintances, etc. about this doc honoring some of America's greatest generation.
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Raised by 85 people in 35 months
Created May 6, 2015
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Shellie Barer
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In memory of my uncle, Bernie Garfinkle. He survived WWII, only to die in Brooklyn in 1947. He was 28.

Jason Pressberg
3 months ago

Loved the public showing at the LJCC!

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