Over 450,000 Jews served in the Soviet Army during the Second World War, or as it is referred to in Russia, The Great Patriotic War. Around 140,000 fell fighting, and tens of thousands were cited for bravery. Indeed, by war’s end there were more than 100 Jewish generals and admirals fighting against the Germans and their allies.
This short film, produced by the award-winning documentary team of Agitprop Films in Sofia, pays tribute to the Jewish men and women who fought the Nazis.
Jewish soldiers and partisans in the Soviet Army during the Second World War