Jews in the American Military
Hall of Heroes
American Jewish Recipients of the Medal of Honor
Remembering American Jewish Casualties of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn
Honor the Memory of a loved one
Echoes of the Maccabees
Restoring the Temple after WWII
To ease the burden on the postal system, V-mail was introduced during World War II for correspondence with service members stationed abroad. Stationery was photographed and transported on microfilm and then reproduced on small paper sheets at the destination. It was the primary way for soldiers and their families at home to communicate during the Read more about L’shana Tova: Rosh Hashanah V-Mail from World War II[…]
Abie Fox, a Polish émigré and Fort Worth, Texas, coffee shop owner, entered the U.S. Navy in April 1917 and he immediately shipped out for training at the Great Lakes Naval Air Station. He eventually joined the USS Texas as a Fireman Second Class on June 28, 1917.
The National Museum of American Jewish Military History will be closed for the upcoming holiday observances: Thursday and Friday, September 21 – 22 – Rosh Hashana Thursday and Friday, October 5 – 6 – Sukkot Thursday, October 12 – Shemini Atzeret Friday, October 13 – Simchat Torah
Sometimes, there’s nothing better for your morale than a kosher salami sent from Mom. Our museum archives has many stories of young service members overjoyed at receiving a salami overseas. In 2007, Martin Sack wrote this recalling his experience in Korea in 1954: The 1st Ordnance Battalion was stationed in a former Japanese military base Read more about Save the Salami by Martin Sack[…]
The riflemen of Company E were having difficulty identifying where the machine gun fire was coming from. Sergeant Prager had a solution. Give the Germans a clear target. He stood in the window of the house providing the Germans something to shoot at.
A series profiling American Jewish service in the First World War Private Harold Epstein Wounded in Grimpette Woods Harold Epstein left Sheffield, Pennsylvania for the Army on February 25, 1918. Epstein was the son of a Russian-immigrant father, one of eight children. He’d graduated from Sheffield High School five years earlier and worked as a Read more about Over There: Harold Epstein[…]
In mid-January 1918, Lt. Joffe flew his Airco de Havilland twin seat bomber at several hundred feet altitude. The aircraft suddenly became uncontrollable and spun toward the earth nose first at full speed. He pulled back his control stick with all his strength and hit his pedals attempting to stabilize the plane to no avail.
A series profiling American Jewish service in the First World War Zadoc Morton Katz Baltimore Boy Killed in Action at Montfaucon The U.S. had entered the Great War. Friends of Zadoc Morton Katz suggested his education and training as an executive in the clothing industry might make him well-suited to contribute to the war effort by Read more about Over There: Zadoc Morton Katz[…]
Mon, July 10, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT Phil Wood is the host of Nats Talk Live, the official post-game radio show of the Washington Nationals. He’s a long-time radio personality in the D.C.-Baltimore area and an expert on the history of baseball. He’ll join us to discuss the history of Jews in baseball Read more about Jews and Baseball with Phil Wood – July 10[…]
Before the war, the “Savior of the Lost Battalion” was still an immigrant barber in the Bronx. Krotoshinsky came to New York from Płock, part of the Russian Empire in Poland. He’d left there specifically to escape military service. His attitude toward military service changed drastically in his adopted country.