This poster bears the emblem R.J.F., for the sponsoring organization, "Reichsbund Juedischer Frontsoldaten" or National Organization of the Jewish Front-line Soldiers. The mothers of "The twelve thousand" refers to the Jewish soldiers killed during World War I, reminding Germans of the patriotism and sacrifices of German Jews, in light of the discrimination they were confronted with at the time under the Nazis.

  1. Date/Time

  2. Location

    Center for Jewish History

    15 W. 16th St.
    New York, NY 10011


  3. Admission

    Members: $10 (including seniors and students)
    Non-members: $15

Join us for an evening of performance exploring the Jewish experience during World War I. An esteemed cast of actors will bring to the stage the words of soldiers and civilians, politicians and poets, from home and abroad. Through memoir, music and imagery, these dramatic readings will reflect upon the war that created the modern world.

The World War I and the Jews initiative is made possible by funding from The David Berg Foundation and The Brenner Family Foundation.

Additional funding has been provided by the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies (New York University), the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History (New York University), American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, and Leo Baeck Institute.