The Jewish Eye
Jewish Soldiers of World War II
Recommended Reading Lists
Jews fought on all sides of the conflict during World War II, both as professional soldiers and as partisans and guerrillas. This reading list is concerned only with the experiences of professional, Jewish soldiers, who served during World War II.
For those interested in the Jewish military experience during World War I, check out
- The Brigade, by Howard Blum
A compelling history of the Jewish Brigade that chronicles why the British War Office finally gave its approval for the formation of the Brigade, plus details about the Brigades activities during, and after, World War II.
- Escape, Evasion and Revenge , by Marc H. Stevens.
The True Story of a German-Jewish RAF Pilot who Bombed Berlin and Became a POW.
- The Fighting Rabbis: Jewish Military Chaplains and American History , by Albert Slomovitz.
Covering a period that ranges from the Civil War to the present, this book has a chapter devoted to Jewish chaplains that served with the US Military during World War II.
- GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation, by Deborah Dash Moore.
Moore offers an
unprecedented view of the struggles these GI Jews faced, having to
battle not only the enemy but also the prejudices of their fellow
- The GI's Rabbi, by David Max Eichhorn.
World War II Letters Of David Max Eichhorn
- Given Up For Dead, by Flint Whitlock.
A chilling history of the American GI's that were imprisoned in the Nazi Concentration Camp at Berga.
- Hitler's Jewish Soldiers, by Bryan Mark Rigg.
The Untold Story Of Nazi Racial Laws And Men Of Jewish Descent In The German Military.
- The Jewish Brigade: An Army with Two Masters 1944-45, by Morris Beckman.
The brigade was formed in 1944 as part of the British Army and fought with distinction in Italy.
- Jews-Officers In The Polish Armed Forces, 1939-1945, by Benjamin Meirtchak.
The book identifies nearly 5,000 Polish-Jewish officers, giving their name, birth date, military rank and service branch, and death circumstances when applicable.
- Lives of Hitler's Jewish Soldiers, by Bryan Mark Rigg.
Untold Tales of Men of Jewish Descent Who Fought for the Third Reich (Modern War Studies).
- My Just War: The Memoir of a Jewish Red Army Soldier in World War II, by Gabriel Temkin.
Serving with a scout/reconnaissance platoon of a rifle regiment, Temkin is one of the only known Polish Jews to have fought as a combat soldier in the Red Army.
- My War against the Nazis: A Jewish Soldier with the Red Army, by Adam Broner.
Broner joined the Soviet Polish Kosciuszko Army, joined the struggle against the Nazis, participated in the liberation of Poland, and rode victorious into Berlin in 1945.
- Soldiers and Slaves - American POWs Trapped by the Nazis' Final Gamble, by Roger Cohen.
The unforgettable story of the 350 (mostly Jewish) American POWs, captured during the Battle of the Bulge, who were sent to the Nazi Concentration of Camp at Berga where they were forced to work as slave laborers.