[YSU-Jewish] Lecture by Deborah Dash Moore

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On Tuesday, October 16 at 8 pm




Frederick C. L. Huetwell Professor of History at the University of Michigan

Director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies


Will lecture on 


GI Jews: 

How World War II Changed a Generation



Whether they came from Sioux Falls, South Dakota or the Bronx, New York,
over half a million Jews entered the United States' armed forces during the
Second World War. Uprooted from their working- and middle-class
neighborhoods, they joined every branch of the military and saw action on
all fronts.  Deborah Dash Moore gives us an unprecedented view of the
multiple struggles these GI Jews faced, having to fight not only the enemy,
but also the prejudices of their fellow soldiers.  


The Lecture will take place at Kent State University.  Youngstown State
University Judaic and Holocaust Studies will provide transportation to and
from the lecture.  Please contact Dr. Helene Sinnreich at
hjsinnreich at ysu.edu or 330-941-1603 to reserve a space.



Deborah Dash Moore specializes in twentieth century American Jewish history
and is author of At Home in America: Second Generation New York Jews (1981),
B'nai B'rith and the Challenge of Ethnic Leadership (1981), To the Golden
Cities: Pursuing the American Jewish Dream in Miami and L. A. (1994), and GI
Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation (2004).



Helene J. Sinnreich, Ph.D.

Director of Judaic and Holocaust Studies

Youngstown State University

Youngstown, OH 44555

330-941-1603 (telephone)

330-94102304 (fax)



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