Accomplished director Lisa Ades (Miss America) tells the profound and rousing story of 550,000 brave men and women who were active participants in the fight against Hitler, bigotry, and intolerance. Many were immigrants who had close family in Europe and who earned their American citizenship by shedding blood. Like all Americans, they battled fascism, but they also participated on a more personal front—to save their fellow Jews. Speaking on camera are “the greatest generation” of Jewish-Americans, both famous and unknown, including Ed Koch and writer/directors Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner. After years of struggle, the survivors emerged transformed, more profoundly American and more deeply Jewish, determined to continue the fight for equality and tolerance at home.
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