Rabbi in the Red Cross


Rabbi Ferdinand Isserman took a six-month leave of absence from his St. Louis congregation to serve as a volunteer in the American Rec Cross and get close to the front lines in North Africa. Isserman had visited Germany soon after Adolf Hitler had come to power and reported on the treatment of Germany's Jews. Ten years later in North Africa, he found American soldiers did not seem to understand why they were fighting Germany. Isserman founded the Red Cross Town Hall lecture series so servicemen would better understand world affairs and what was at stake in the war.


Title: Rabbi in the Red Cross

Type: Segment

Subject(s): WWII

Public Broadcasting Station or Institution: Nine Network of Public Media (KETC)

Original Broadcast/Publish Date: 04/09/2018

Runtime: 00:10:00

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Language: English


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