First-hand Accounts from the Jewish Brigade
Meet the Jewish Brigade
Hear, in their own words, the soldiers' accounts. Where available, a link is provided to a short
This digitized collection is only a small sample of the dozens of interviews available on VHS
and beta in our archive. (See the
full list in this
PDF) We are seeking funding to further the digitization of the collection. If you have comments
or questions, please
Click on any of the thumbnails to view the video (it will take you to the ContentDM website -
hit your back button to return).
Bartov served as medic for the Brigade, and later wrote a fictionalized account of his
He was chosen to go to the Palmach because he had been trained in the Haganah. In the
Palmach he began as the first commander of the women's group.
Though he had been shot in the leg before the war, Peltz rose to 2nd Lieutenant in the British
Army during World War II.
Battle of Latrun
At 28 years old, Shamir commanded the Jewish Brigade.
Moore worked in the British Army during World War II. In May, 1948 he joined the
engineer corps of the newly formed Israeli army. A few days later he was ordered to join the
seventh brigade to go to Latrun to try to open the road to Jerusalem.
Einav was part of the seventh brigade during the Battle at Latrun. He considers his
biggest accomplishment during the war was going up to Hill 314 and saving most of the soldiers
For More Information on the Brigade
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The United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum
Olin Films "In Our Own Hands"