New York (Aug. 22)
The publication of “American Jews in World War II,” two-volume work telling the story of American Jewry’s part in the war effort, was announced today by Frank L. Weil, president of the National Jewish Welfare Board, Whose Bureau of War Records compiled the material from which the books were written.
Volume I, written by I. Kaufman, is the narrative section of the record, ##sing a cross-section picture of the Jewish fighting man in World War II. Mr. Kauf## tells stories of individual Jewish soldiers, sailors, marines, doctors, chaplains, and nurses in the various campaigns and battles in which Americans fought, from the ##slaught at Pearl Harbor to the coup de grace at Hiroshima and Nagaski.Volume II, offers a state-by-state listing of the Jewish men and women in ##form who received citations and awards and of those who laid down their lives in the struggle. Dr. Samuel C. Kohs, director of the Bureau, has contributed a preface to the volume, outlining the methods and techniques used to gather the statistics of Jewish participation in the American armed forces.
Among the figures developed by the Bureau and made public in “American Jews in World War II” are these 550,000 Jews served in the armed forces of the United States; of this number, well over 10,000 disd while in service. Jews in service are about 3 1/2 percent of the total armed forces of the U.S., approximating their ## in the total population; more than 36,000 Jews received an aggregate of ##1,448 decorations.