Trailer for the documentary Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray.
Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray is a first-of-its-kind film that reveals the little-known struggles facing American Jews both in battle and on the home front during the nation s deadliest war. Documentary reveals an unknown chapter in American history when allegiances during the War Between the States deeply split the Jewish community. It examines a time when approximately 10,000 Jewish soldiers fought on both sides; 7,000 Union and 3,000 Confederate. And we expose General Ulysses Grant s controversial decision to expel all Jews from his territory. We ll also tell the stories of President Lincoln s Jewish doctor serving as a spy in the South, and how five Union Jewish soldiers received the Congressional Medal of Honor. Narrated by Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Milius, Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray explores the sacrifices Jews made as they defended both the Union and the Confederacy.