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Project seeks Americans who aided Israel in ’48

Noémi Schlosser (Makor Richon Newspaper)

The Youth of 1948 Project is seeking stories of American Jews who helped in the creation of the State of Israel.

Noémi Schlosser, a Belgian actress, playwright and theater producer, is the artistic director of the project, which will include a film archive and documentary series. She has been traveling across Israel, interviewing nearly 70 men and women who were there in 1948. “Some of them you will recognize, as they are famous, while others could be everybody’s safta or saba,” she says, using the Hebrew words for grandmother and grandfather.

Schlosser will be coming to the United States this summer to conduct interviews. She is seeking people who prior to or during the War of Independence helped to raise funds, smuggled arms or ammunition, shared intelligence, or were part of Machal (the overseas volunteer forces).

To schedule an interview, visit

To let the Arizona Jewish Post know about your participation, call (520) 319-1112 or email