The Jewish Brigade – Road to Liberty – Spielberg Archive

Check out this important historical film from the Spielberg Video Archive from 1946. A new fighting unit, the Jewish Brigade Group, was created in pre-State Israel. Many of the fighters were Jewish refugees from Europe, and they fought side by side with the Allied forces in Europe. They became part of the British 8th Army, fought as Jews – as free sons of the Land of Israel. Ultimately, they formed an essential part of the building of the Israel Defense Forces that would fight back the Arab Armies in Israel’s War of Independence in 1948.

At the 8 minute mark, watch the Passover scene – with Jewish soliders eating the traditional Matzah – unleavened bread – as Jewish soldiers brought freedom to Jewish prisoners from German Concentration Camps.

Published: April 12, 2012
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