Don Miller Lends Expertise
John Henry MacCracken Professor of History Don Miller acted as principal historical adviser and script consultant for a new documentary film, GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II. The film, which aired in April on PBS, tells the story of the 550,000 Jewish men and women who served in the American armed forces in World War II. For many of them, the fight against racism and intolerance was deeply personal: Thousands of Jewish-American soldiers had relatives imprisoned in concentration camps in Europe. Hollywood icons Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner were among the Jewish veterans interviewed for the film.