Maine’s Jews in America’s Wars

The JCC is hopping! Portland, 1943-1945

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Maine girls looking for nice Jewish boys, Jewish soldiers from all over the country seeking camaraderie, and non-Jewish soldiers merely looking to have a good time gathered for social events held at Portland’s Jewish Community Center. Thousands of soldiers passed through Portland during World War II, as the city was home to the American port closest to Europe.

Courtesy of the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine