ANN: Jewish Soldiers & Fighters in WWII International Virtual Conference, 14-15 November 2021

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November 14, 2021 to November 15, 2021
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Military History, Russian or Soviet History / Studies

Blavatnik Archive is presenting the unprecedented Jewish Soldiers & Fighters in WWII virtual international conference to a global audience on Sunday, Nov. 14 and Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.
Free and open to all, the conference website at details the sessions and program.
For the Jewish Soldiers & Fighters in WWII conference, nearly 40 leading experts from universities, archives, libraries and museums will gather on an international (virtual) stage—alongside members of the public, veterans and their families, and Holocaust survivors and their descendants—to explore the experience of the Jewish soldier in WWII. Groundbreaking sessions, new research, and featured performances will be delivered by distinguished speakers and presenters from leading institutions across the U.S., Israel, Russia, Canada, and Europe.
Join us as we energize students, educators, and members of the public to take full advantage of this opportunity to delve into a crucial, but often under-studied, aspect of the Jewish experience of World War II. Amidst the bloodshed and destruction of the war, nearly 1.5 million Jewish men and women made vital contributions to the Allied war effort against Adolf Hitler and the Axis powers. However, despite the large volume of World War II research, books, movies, and other works, the very fact of these 1.5 million “Jewish soldiers” remains virtually unknown.
We are committed to ensuring that diverse audiences gain access to the Jewish Soldiers & Fighters in WWII conference and all of the cutting-edge research and vibrant conversation that it will offer. 

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Organized by Blavatnik Archive and jMUSE. Please contact Michael Glickman, Founder & CEO of jMUSE at if you have any questions. 

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