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Ours to Fight For: American Jewish Voices from the Second World War
     

Ours to Fight For: American Jewish Voices from the Second World War

by Bonnie Gurewitsch
 

Ours To Fight For relies on oral testimony and allows readers to understand the story of the twentieth centurys greatest conflict in gripping, first-person detail. Soldiers like Bernard Branson wanted those sons of bitches to know that a Jew was bombing them; others, like Jack Scharf, just couldnt face it when they were confronted with the atrocities of the

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Ours To Fight For relies on oral testimony and allows readers to understand the story of the twentieth centurys greatest conflict in gripping, first-person detail. Soldiers like Bernard Branson wanted those sons of bitches to know that a Jew was bombing them; others, like Jack Scharf, just couldnt face it when they were confronted with the atrocities of the Holocaust. Marine reservist Evelyn Schecter Perlman put aside her career as a legal secretary and warned her older sisters, If youre waiting for me to get married, dont do it. The twelve stories presented here are told in the veterans own words, capturing the immediacy and spontaneity of oral testimony. The volume also contains new essays on the Jewish experience in World War II by scholars Jay M. Eidelman, Bonnie Gurewitsch, and William L. ONeill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971685918
Publisher:
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

William L. O'Neill is Professor of History at Rutgers University. An authority on World War II, his numerous books include America's Fight at Home and Abroad in World War II and American High: The Years of Confidence, 1945-60.

Tom Brokaw, a native of South Dakota, graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in political science He began his journalism career in Omaha and Atlanta before joining NBC News in 1966. Brokaw was the White House correspondent for NBC News during Watergate, and from 1976 to 1981 he anchored "Today" on NMC. He's been the sole anchor and managing director of "NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw" since 1983. Brokaw has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including two Duponts, a Peabody Award, and several Emmys. He is the author of the best —selling books "The Greatest Generation" and "The Greatest Generation Speaks. "He lives in New York and Montana.

"From the Hardcover edition."

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