It’s another one of those stories that you would think came from the fanciful Hollywood writer: Paratroopers land behind enemy lines; enemy opens fire; paratroopers and enemy wounded are strewn about the village; two medics run out of an old church, drag the wounded from both sides into the church and save their lives. As […]

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WFSB in Hartford, CT aired a report just recently on the World War II Foundation’s film trip to Belgium to retrace the footsteps of Bruce Sundlun, a Jewish-American B-17 pilot. Sundlun’s plane, the “Damn Yankee” was shot down and he crashed landed in the village of Jabbeke. From there, Sundlun lived one of the great […]

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By Bob Kerr/Journal Staff Writer Jean Kerr cried some as she unwrapped the two battered pieces of metal. She didn’t expect tears. She wasn’t quite 11 back in 1944 when the telegram telling of her father’s death in Normandy arrived at the house in Newport. She thought her memories would remain firmly where they had […]

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Learn about the on-going initiative to preserve Camp Toccoa in Georgia, the stateside training location of the “Band of Brothers” and additional parachutists in World War II. Camp Toccoa was featured in Episode 1 of “Band of Brothers”. This video was put together by the World War II Foundation to raise money for the project […]

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Reflections on World War II experiences from three veterans of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division and a Holocaust survivor. They are joined by two actors who appeared in the HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers.” The World War II Foundation hosted this event. In case you missed our coverage on C-Span 3’s American History Channel this […]

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Auburndale resident shares holocaust story in film By Jim Morrison Wicked Local Newton The last words thatIsrael “Izzy” Arbeiter heard from his father just before he was sent to his death in Treblinka in 1939 have shaped Arbeiter’s life for 74 years. “Remember, if you survive, to carry on with Jewish life and Jewish tradition,” […]

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BOSTON — “Remember to carry on a Jewish life and Jewish traditions,” Israel Arbeiter’s father told his adolescent son just minutes before half the family was deported to Treblinka. It was Oct. 27, 1942, and the Nazis were “liquidating” the Starachowice ghetto, south of Warsaw. Amid the frantic shouting and herding of men, women and […]

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“A Promise to my Father” and “Maggie’s War” both recognized. Kingston, RI-July 3, 2013-The Indie Fest International Film festival (theindiefest.com) has recognized the Rhode Island based World War II Foundation with two awards in their most recent international film competition. The World War II Foundation’s “A Promise to my Father”, which chronicles the personal journey […]

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