Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Gray - documentary Director: Jonathan Gruber / Narrated by John Milius, with Sam Waterston as the voice of Abraham Lincoln USA 2011 / English / 60 minutes
The remarkable history of the Civil War Jews who fought on both sides - 7,000 for the Union and 3,000 for the Confederacy. The war split the Jewish community as deeply as it did the nation at large: some prominent Jews, including Jewish slave owners, cited the Torah to justify slavery, while others were leaders in the abolitionist movement or established their synagogues as stops on the Underground Railroad.
Thursday, 3/14 3:00pm - Maine Historical Society Reception follows sponsored by Maine Media Workshops + College Jonathan Gruber present for q&a
Maine Historical Society (View)
489 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101