Lives of the Great Patriotic War: The Untold Story of Soviet Jewish Soldiers in the Red Army During WWII

April 24, 2014 - July 15, 2014
When: 9:00am - 8:00am
Location: Doheny Memorial Library

    Lives of the Great Patriotic War explores the unknown story of 500,000 Jewish soldiers who fought in the Soviet Armed forces against Nazi Germany during WWII (known in Russia as the Great Patriotic War). The exhibit presents, for the first time, the remarkable experiences of those who were there, and provides an overview of the war on Soviet soil and an examination of the factors that influenced its direction and outcome. In print and interactive digital displays, the exhibit features war-time diary and letter excerpts, reproductions of archival photographs and documents, as well as video excerpts from contemporary oral testimonies.