Robert M. Morgenthau
We have filmed more than forty veterans, including
directors Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner; former Manhattan D.A. Robert M. Morgenthau; Bea Cohen, a 104 year-old former WAAC; Harry Corre, a POW and survivor of the Bataan Death March; Lester Tanner, a POW, was nearly segregated as a Jew, but was rescued by his non-Jewish commanding officer; Max Fuchs, the cantor at the 1944 service in Germany broadcast on NBC; Harold
Baumgarten, who stormed the Normandy beaches on
D-Day with a Jewish star and “Bronx, NY” painted on
his uniform; and artist Si Lewen, a Polish emigre who
enlisted in the service and was among the first soldiers
at Buchenwald concentration camp after its liberation.
Our original interviews will be interwoven with pre-
recorded testimonies available in archival collections—including columnist Art Buchwald; baseball star Hank Greenberg; former New York City mayor Ed Koch;
writers Joseph Heller, Norman Mailer, J.D. Salinger
and Herman Wouk; Rabbi Judah Nadich, the Senior Jewish Chaplain in Europe; actor Eli Wallach, historian
Raul Hilberg, and many more.