Master Sgt. Aaron Kliatchko, WWII POW, to be honored at Arlington National Cemetery

Master Sgt. Aaron Kliatchko will be honored with a formal funeral on Friday, June 29, 2018, 10:00am, at Arlington National Cemetery. Reception follows at museum at noon.  Aaron Kliatchko died on Dec. 31, 1944 aboard the Japanese Hell ship Brazil Maru. His remains have never been accounted for. Kliatchko was born in 1887 to an Read more about Master Sgt. Aaron Kliatchko, WWII POW, to be honored at Arlington National Cemetery[…]

A Soldier, An Orphan, and a Photographer

A body of an American solider lying peacefully in the snow in a battlefield in Belgium. A Jewish boy in Brooklyn orphaned twice by World War II. And the world-renowned photographer who connected the two. This is their story. Samuel Tannenbaum was born on July 10, 1942, in Washington DC to Henry and Bertha Fiedel Read more about A Soldier, An Orphan, and a Photographer[…]

35th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk (June 3, 2018)

Stretch your legs and your mind during the 35th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk (June 2 and 3, 2018).  Five diverse museums will open their doors free of charge for this weekend long celebration in one of Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful neighborhoods.  Discover Anderson House, Dumbarton House, National Museum of American Jewish Military History, The Phillips Collection, and the President Woodrow Wilson House  free of charge. National Read more about 35th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk (June 3, 2018)[…]

May 25th – Annual National Memorial Day Shabbat

The National Museum of American Jewish Military History presently lists 57 identified Jewish service people who have given their lives in defense of our country in Iraq and Afghanistan. On this Memorial Day weekend, and hopefully countless Memorial Day weekends thereafter, we are asking all of the synagogues Jewish organizations throughout our nation to read Read more about May 25th – Annual National Memorial Day Shabbat[…]

GI Jews: Meet and Greet

After the Sunday, May 6 screening and Q&A of GI Jews: Jewish American in World War II at the Washington Jewish Film Festival (at Edlavitch DCJCC), join us for a meet-and-greet and tour of the National Museum of American Jewish Military with GI Jews director Lisa Ades, film subjects, and World War II veterans. 6:20 – Film at Edlavitch DCJCC –  1529 Sixteenth Read more about GI Jews: Meet and Greet[…]

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II – April 11th on PBS and May 6th and 7th at WJFF

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II is a feature-length documentary spotlighting the little-known story of the more than 550,000 Jewish Americans who served their country in all branches of the military during World War II. Filmmaker Lisa Ades (American Experience: Miss America) brings the struggles of these brave men and women to life through first-hand Read more about GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II – April 11th on PBS and May 6th and 7th at WJFF[…]

The New York Opera Star at the Saigon Seder

Tex Blair and Seymour Samuels share their Passover experiences while serving in Vietnam. The two helped prepare for the arrival of star tenor Richard Tucker, who served as cantor for the 1967 Seder. With a celebrity coming, a large number of soldiers were sure to arrive to celebrate the holiday. There had been virtually no Read more about The New York Opera Star at the Saigon Seder[…]

Sunday, March 25th – True Honor Screening and National Medal of Honor Day

Special Sunday museum opening for National Medal of Honor Day.  Museum open 12 – 4. True Honor film screening at 2:00. True Honor presents the incredible and inspiring stories of 17 American Jewish heroes who received the Nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor. This includes the story of Tibor Rubin, a Holocaust survivor who was captured Read more about Sunday, March 25th – True Honor Screening and National Medal of Honor Day[…]