About Face: Jewish Refugees in the Allied Forces, a film by Steve Karras

movie poster for About Face: Jewish Refugees in the Allied Forces
Event Time
7:30 PM

Gindi Auditorium

AJU's Familian Campus

15600 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, 90077 

Event Details

Between 1933 and 1941, hundreds of thousands of Jewish children left Europe for the U.S. and Great Britain. Between 1941 and 1945, tens of thousands went back….

This compelling and often touching film tells the as-yet-untold WWII story of young German-born Jewish men and women who escaped certain death at the hands of the Nazis…and later returned to fight Hitler and his minions across Europe and North Africa.

Told through the stories of these brave soldiers (now in their 80's and 90's), the film chronicles the journey from Nazi scapegoats, to refugees —and finally— to Allied soldiers and spies. It is a significant and fascinating piece of the history of this epic conflict heretofore unexplored.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is among the interviewees (born in Fürth, returned with the U.S. 84th Infantry Division). Narrated by Peter Coyote with a score by the legendary John Cale.

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Post film discussion with filmaker Steve Karras and Dr Michael Berenbaum, Director of the Sigi Ziering Center for Holocaust Studies.


Event Contact
Contact Name
Whizin Center for Continuing Education
Phone Number
(818) 440-1572