In Our Own Hands - The Hidden Story of the Jewish Brigade in World War II
Produced by Chuck Olin
 
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In Our Own Hands - The Hidden Story of the Jewish Brigade in World War II
 

The final weeks of World War II. His Majesty's Jewish Brigade - the only all-Jewish fighting unit in the war - goes into combat against the hated Nazis...and comes away victorious. It is after the war, though, that the real story of the Brigade begins.

Amidst the chaos of post-war Europe, and under the noses of the occupying Allied armies, the young Jewish soldiers mastermind one clandestine operation after the next: forming secret vengeance squads to assassinate Nazi officers in hiding...engineering the rescue and illegal movement of Holocaust survivors to Palestine. Later, in 1948, Brigade veterans help organize and lead the fledgling Israel Defense Forces in their new country's War of Independence.

From the trenches of Northern Italy to the refugee camps of war-torn Europe, In our Own Hands unravels the thrilling tale of young Jewish soldiers who carried the weight of a people on their shoulders.

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Reviews:
"Two thumbs up!"
Siskel & Ebert

"IN OUR OWN HANDS contains remarkable testimony and great stories...it is occasionally chilling and altogether a revelation."
New York Newsday

"It may be the most exciting story to come out of the last years of the Holocaust and World War II."
Chicago Jewish News

"As someone who portrayed a fictional Jewish Brigade officer in the movie Exodus, I am delighted to learn that the real and dramatic story of the Brigade is now at last being told in full."
Paul Newman
Actor

"I wanted you to know how impressed I was with the video on the Jewish Brigade in World War II...Congratulations on a great idea and first-rate presentation. It's a story that has to be told."
Hal Bruno
Director
Political Coverage, ABC News

"You have caught an episode in world Jewish history at the last possible moment, and you have given us all a precious gift."
Arnold Jacob Wolf
Rabbi
K.A.M.-Isaiah Israel Congregation, Chicago

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In Our Own Hands - The Hidden Story of the Jewish Brigade in World War II
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