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In Our Own Hands

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 24 min.
  • Genres: History, Military & War, Social History
  • Director:Chuck Olin


Peter Thomas narrates this documentary exploration of WWII's only all-Jewish brigade, formed September 1944 to fight the Axis in Italy. After Germany's surrender, when the Jewish Brigade relocated at the Austrian-Italian border to aid refugees, they learned about the ordeals and suffering of most European Jews. Some soldiers went AWOL in order to seek relatives. Brigade members worked to get Jews close to southern ports, a route to the Middle East; this involved challenging rules and authorities -- with...more